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Greg Webb

Social Media and Driving: A Dangerous, Deadly Combination

The definition of distracted driving has expanded. The rise in popularity of Pokemon Go, Snapchat, Instagram and other social media apps on smartphones increases the chances of being distracted while behind the wheel of a vehicle. Looking down for “just […]

Greg Webb

Rise in Traffic Deaths in 2015 Has NHTSA Searching for Answers

At a time when automotive technology is leading to safer vehicles, the latest report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate a 7.7 percent increase in auto-related deaths from 2014 to 2015. Last year, an estimated 35,200 people […]

Greg Webb

Google Robotic Car Hits a Moving Bus – Are We Really Ready for This?

When I recently wrote about concerns being voiced, mine included, about self-driven (robotic or driverless) cars I did not imagine I would get to say, “I told you so” quite so quickly. But the recent accident caused by a Google […]

Greg Webb

Self-Driving Cars—Do We Know Enough About Their Safety?

The “future” is (almost) here:  robotic, or driverless, cars are coming in droves many say. Cars that park themselves and brake automatically are already commonplace. Cars that can take us from one location to another while we read a book, […]

Greg Webb

Rising Tractor-Trailer Crash Death Toll and Congressional Inaction – Why?

Do you know that tractor-trailer and truck-related crashes are on the rise; there was a 17%  increase from 2009-2013?  The death rate from accidents involving large trucks has risen for each of the last four years, reaching 3,964 in 2013. […]

Greg Webb

Celebrity Crash With Tractor Trailer Shows Importance of Safety Regulations

Late this past Saturday night (June 7, 2014) as a limousine bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and 6 other people drove home from a late night comedy show, just behind them a tractor-trailer driver failed to notice the traffic slowing […]

Greg Webb

Distracted Driving and Changing Habits: What Kind of Driver Are You?

The 2014 Hyundai models are being promoted right now. Just last week I heard one of their ads that focuses on their Blue Link technology, which allows for hands-free texting features. Most new…

Greg Webb

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month-Are You Driving Safely?

On July 1, 2013 Virginia will join other states in implementing a no texting while driving law. Currently over 40 states have some sort of limitations involving texting while driving. And, many…

Greg Webb

U.S. Highway Death Surge May Be Attributed in Part to Driver Distraction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced “highway fatalities [have] increased unexpectedly during the first quarter of 2012.”[1] Traffic deaths…

Greg Webb

NHTSA Says Traffic Fatalities Are Decreasing

A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says traffic fatalities are on the decrease and improvements in vehicle safety are apparently the cause. Design…