The last two years were the worst in recorded history for pedestrian deaths, according to a recent report. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by cars in 2016 - up from nearly 5,400 in 2015. Last year's spike was the largest in the four decades since national traffic reporting became available, followed closely by the spike in 2015.
For most Americans, parking lots are an unavoidable part of everyday life. You navigate them while coming to and from work, getting groceries, running errands and going about your life.
With a bird's-eye view on the traffic around them, truck drivers have seen it all: irresponsible drivers checking their email, surfing the web, putting on makeup, reaching for items in the backseat and even falling asleep behind the wheel.
With millions of people across the country hitting the roads for holiday travel in the coming weeks, the risk of accidents skyrockets - especially when winter weather rears its head.
We all know that texting while driving - both reading and sending texts - is dangerous. Does that mean we have a legal duty to avoiding texting someone who's behind the wheel?
As technology continues to revolutionize the auto industry, so, too, the future of motorcycles may look very different in a few decades than it does today. Safety improvements to cars and bikes alike may mean far fewer road deaths. Better safety measures could also spur increased ridership, opening up the world of biking to a greater segment of the population.
While 98 percent of drivers say they know texting while driving isn't safe, over half of them still report doing it. The same goes for using the phone and engaging in other distractions while driving. Why do we keep doing something we know isn't safe?
For the average driver of an average vehicle, it's overwhelming to navigate heavy traffic, unfamiliar roadways and adverse weather conditions. Yet truck drivers often face these challenges - and countless others - on a regular basis.
No longer relegated to science fiction novels, self-driving cars are becoming more and more within reach. In recent years, companies as diverse as Google and Tesla have made high-profile forays into the realm of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Their goal is to reduce the risk of accidents by taking human error out of the equation.