A recent study completed by Progressive Insurance shows that one-third of drivers on the road today are confident in their ability to text and drive, even though many of those same people still agree that distracted driving is a major cause of vehicle accidents. In fact, more than 90% of people who participated in the…

A convergence award was recently given by the National Science Foundation to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to support research about the potential workforce implications of autonomous trucks. The foundation grant will allow for a workshop for industry experts and research professionals to look at how autonomous truck deployment could influence both the workforce and…

Most people are aware of the fact that anyone involved in a bicycle accident faces the risk of severe injuries in an accident. According to new research completed by industry experts, inflatable and innovative helmets may be the future for protecting people from traumatic brain injuries and other severe head injuries. Helmets have come a…

A study completed out of Michigan State University explored the relationship between helmet laws and the frequency of head and facial trauma injuries and skull fractures in motorcyclists. They identified that the number of motorcycle trauma patients who were riding without helmets in Michigan since 2012 increased from 20% to 44%. They found that motorcyclists…

Any family can be rocked by a car accident death, and it’s common to look into what caused the accident in order to get some answers and some closure. An epidemiologist from Yale University has recently completed a research study that argues that as temperatures increase from more heat trapping gases in the atmosphere above…

Anyone who wants to avoid bad driving should stay out of Florida, according to a financial tech company called Smart Asset that has analyzed data to determine that the sunshine state is the home to the worst drivers for the second year in a row. The worst states for drivers were analyzed using a few…

The bicycle recently celebrated its 200-year invention anniversary and it’s an important milestone because more Americans than ever are hopping on and unfortunately, being seriously injured or passing away as a result of riding a bicycle. Many of the most common causes of bicycle accidents can be prevented. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

  Unfortunately, even though being a pedestrian and using your feet to get to your destination is becoming more popular, far too many cities throughout the United States are not walkable enough. Last mile connectivity refers to the fact that many walkers get off of public transit or even their own car and trek up…

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