Arizona is reversing on highway safety. At midnight, speed cameras on the state’s freeways went off, the Arizona Republic reports. We all hate these cameras when we get caught. But we know why they’re there. Just drive up the state’s many gorgeous and winding mountains. Cars break the 75-mile per hour limit – even to [...]
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FMCSA battling rumors, resistance from industry as it gradually unveils new safety compliance system
For the past five years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been working on a new safety initiative called CSA 2010, as well as a new safety compliance system, the Safety Management System (Safety Management System). The initiative is still very much a work in progress, and will not meet the agency’s original goal [...]
Federal and state auto safety laws from the past 20 years saved over 85,000 lives and over $600 billion in costs, according to a report issued by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. The group cites these findings as a reason to push for more rules and regulations, they say this study points to the fact that [...]
A congressional committee believes that commercial drivers, like bus drivers and truckers, can obtain a fake medical certificate with little chance of getting caught. The report by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Oversight and Investigations also raises the concern of “examiner hopping” (commonly known as “doctor shopping”), where a driver who fails a medical [...]
Here’s the crew that will be working together out of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Front (L to R): Ben Giles, Charlie Litton, Stevie Mathieu, Jenn Brookland, Robin Schwartz, AJ Maclean. Back (L to R): Ryan Phillips, Tessa Muggeridge, Ariel Zirulnick, Richie Duchon, Aarti Shahani.
We will be updating this blog with information about our research, thoughts we have about the transportation world and even questions that perhaps you can help us out with. It’s going to be a interesting summer as we dive deep into the various modes (Aviation, Highways, Railways and Maritime) especially as we seek shelter from [...]