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Ontario mandated speed limiters for heavy trucks; crashes fell
Ontario mandated speed limiters for heavy trucks; crashes fell

Here in America, there's been plenty of talk about mandating speed-limiters on big-rigs. Supporters of such regulations point to Ontario, Canada, where, as NPR reports, the benefits of speed-limiters are beginning to pay off. Auto fatalities and 18-wheelers On Friday, we wrote about U.S. traffic...Read More»

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U.S. car deaths far higher than other developed nations: How do we cut the fatality rate?

Earlier this week, we received some alarming news: preliminary data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that the number of U.S. traffic fatalities rose by nearly 8 percent in 2015. All told, NHTSA believes that some 35,200 drivers, passengers, cyclists, and...Read More»

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Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)

For untold millennia, people have tried to set good examples for their family, friends, and neighbors. And for just as long, family, friends, and neighbors have been busting such people for doing the very things they've told others not to do. It's one thing to take the "do as I say, not as I do"...Read More»

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Much-Maligned Speed Cameras Do Save Lives, Finds IIHS

Speed cameras face a lot of resistance in the U.S.—so much that 13 states have banished them and in some places, some public officials have lost their jobs over them. Yet they do work in slowing drivers down, and if widely implemented they could save thousands of lives. CHECK OUT: The 10...Read More»

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Going 64 MPH In A 50 MPH Zone? That'll be $58,000, Please

If you've ever gotten a speeding ticket, you know how expensive they can be. Going just a few miles over the limit can easily lighten your wallet by a few hundred bucks. READ: Audi Q5 Vs. Lincoln MKC: Compare Cars But fines like that pale in comparison to the one that Reima Kuisla was asked to pay...Read More»

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Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will Surprise You

It’s fair to say that teenage drivers and twenty-something men carry a reputation for being especially ticket-prone. But that might be an unfair impression, as they’re not the age group that gets the most tickets—and a look at new survey results reaches some very different...Read More»

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10 Cars Most Likely To Get Ticketed

When you see folks pulled over for speeding or other moving violations, what kind of car are they driving? Does it seem as if some makes and models get ticketed more often than others? If you answered "yes" to that second question, you're not seeing things. According to Insurance.com, some cars...Read More»

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So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

No one likes getting a ticket. For starters, there's the fear that comes with being pulled over, even if you're the goodiest goody-two-shoes in the shoe store. Then, there's the 15 or 20 minutes that's stolen from your busy life while the officer checks your paperwork and writes the ticket. If...Read More»

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Tiny Florida Town's Pursuit Of Speeders May Get It Wiped Off The Map

No one likes a speed trap, except maybe law enforcement agents. But according to the New York Times, one tiny town's ticketing streak has been so outrageous, so brazen, that it's infuriated even the county sheriff. As a result, the whole town could be obliterated -- literally. It will not surprise...Read More»

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Missouri Judge Says, 'Yes, You Have A Right To Warn Other Drivers About Speed Traps'

Over the past couple of years, drivers in Florida and Texas have been ticketed for notifying their fellow motorists about speed traps. In Florida, Ryan Kintner simply flashed his high-beams to oncoming cars -- the international "Police ahead!" signal -- but in Texas, Ron Martin went so far as to...Read More»

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Man Arrested For Warning Drivers Of Speed Trap; Is It Free Speech?

Is warning of a speed trap ahead—by holding a sign and standing in the median of a highway—a misdemeanor? That's what Ron Martin was charged with when local law enforcement in Frisco, Texas, arrested him for alerting oncoming motorists of the discreet enforcement via a “police...Read More»

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Go Home, Hollywood: New Zealand Just Won The Award For Best Safe-Driving Video

To some folks, the holiday season ended last week. To others, the fun has just begun. In New Orleans, Venice, and elsewhere around the globe, Carnival season kicked off yesterday. Football fans are gearing up for the playoffs. And movie buffs are eagerly watching actors, directors, and producers...Read More»

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Study: Women May Be Better At Avoiding Traffic Tickets

We all know the feeling: we're running late for work, or trying to get to the beach a little faster than we should, when we turn a corner and see Officer Friendly pointing his radar gun squarely at us. We brake, but too late: the flashing lights go off, and we pull over. Our next emotion is usually...Read More»

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Teens Drive More Dangerously With Other Teens In The Car

If you're the parent of a teenage driver, your biggest fear may be letting your kid drive alone. But according to AAA, there's a bigger danger: letting your kid drive with other teens. In advance of Teen Driver Safety Week (October 14 - 21), AAA has released some startling statistics uncovered by...Read More»

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Don't Bother Looking Up: Tickets Issued By Airplane Plummet

Here's one less thing for summer road-trippers to worry about: speeding tickets doled out by airplanes. Of course, if you're planning to hit the highway this July 4 holiday, you'll still see the familiar signs that read, "State Police aircraft used in speed enforcement". But according to at least...Read More»

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Speeding, Aggressive Driving Still Cause 1/3 Of Fatal Accidents

The good news is that traffic fatalities are on the decline -- in fact, the most recent stats are among the lowest ever recorded. The bad news? The improvement is largely due to better safety features in today's automobiles, not better driving habits. According to a report published by the...Read More»

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For Slight Speeders, State Considers 'Pointless' $150 Warning Tickets

Verify the speed limit, add a few miles per hour, and set the cruise control. It's a routine that many long-distance drivers are conditioned to, and in most states you're ignored if you're close to the speed limit. But in South Carolina you could soon be seen as a moving bankroll by cash-strapped...Read More»

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Video: New York City Wants To Remind You (And Your Children) That Speed Kills, Yo

If you're a member of the National Motorists Association, we have some bad news: New York City is teaching young people about the dangers of speeding. Them's the breaks. (Or "brakes". Take your pick.) On a recent fall day, New York City's Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette...Read More»

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Texters Beware: Camera Enforcement Could Get A Lot Smarter

How would you feel if a ticket for talking on your cellphone—including an incriminating photo—arrived in the mail? With a new system developed in Europe, it could happen. Ticket-writing for violations like speeding, tailgating, and not wearing your seatbelt are showing promise of...Read More»

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