Monthly Archives: September 2016

Can Digital Auto Recall Notices Increase Repair Rates?

Millions of American consumers are driving vehicles with recalled auto parts. Some of these auto parts have extremely dangerous defects, such as Takata airbags. Recall notices do not always reach consumers. Estimates from the Government Accountability Office in the years between 2000 and 2008 suggest only 55 to 75 percent of vehicle owners respond to… read more

Study Finds Thousands Collect Pokémon While Driving

It has finally happened. Researchers have connected distracted driving and Pokémon Go, the popular augmented reality app where people are encouraged to collect hundreds of Pokémon. According to San Diego State University (SDSU) researchers, Pokémon Go is responsible for 10,000 reports of distracted driving every day. Researchers used data gathered from Twitter, in which Pokémon… read more

Why Commercial Drivers May Have to Give Up Speeding

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are considering a rule that would make speed-limiting devices on many commercial vehicles mandatory. If the rule passes, it could reduce commercial vehicle accidents caused by speeding. At the moment, the FMCSA and NHTSA are considering speed limits of 60, 65… read more