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What Are Speed Limiters on Commercial Trucks?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) recently published a notice of intent to proceed with rulemaking requiring speed limiters on commercial vehicles. Safety advocates believe speed limiters can prevent thousands of fatal traffic accidents each year, but truck drivers have their hesitations about the technology. Today’s blog provides an explainer about speed limiters and…

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Is My Dash Cam Footage Admissible in Court?

As camera technology gets smaller and less expensive, many car and truck owners are outfitting their vehicles with dashboard cameras, also known as dash cams. Cyclists and motorcyclists sometimes use similar cameras on their helmets. Often these cameras are just for recording the ride and scenery, but they also serve another purpose – recording footage…

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Adaptive Driving Beams Are Almost Here

Some drivers have mixed emotions concerning nighttime driving. While some people do not mind driving at night, many are concerned that the visibility issues will lead to a traffic accident, even with the use of headlights. The National Safety Council reports that the vast majority of pedestrian deaths occur during dark lighting conditions, peaking on…

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The Dangers of Road Defects

With the intention of making the roads safer, the Honda Research Institute has initiated a pilot program to help check for faded or missing highway lane markings. The company has developed a system that uses the driver-assistance camera and GPS systems to evaluate the condition of the roads on which they travel. The systems will…

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In-Car-Advertisements Are a New Type of Driver Distraction

Before technology took over our lives, there were many forms of driver distraction that caused accidents. With cellphones, a new level of driver distraction made driving dangerous. Now comes news that Ford has taken driver distraction to an even higher level. New Ford technology uses a billboard detection system that reads billboard ads and displays…

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