Women More Likely in Accidents than Men

Women More Likely in Accidents than Men

A recent study released by Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications suggests women more likely in accidents than men, by 3.1%. The study was actually published a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time, cited numbers provided by the Taiwanese National Police Agency.

Of the nation’s 7.23 million males with driver’s licenses, 10.2 percent had gotten into accidents. Of the 5.3 million licensed women, 13.3 percent had been … Read More

Self-driving Cars Set to Lower Insurance Rates

Self-driving Cars Set to Lower Insurance Rates

Self-driving cars are becoming more acceptable to American motorists, according to a survey last October of 1,500 U.S. drivers. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said it was “likely” or “very likely” they would buy a semi-autonomous vehicle for some of their driving.

It has already been documented that self-driving cars will lower insurance rates, in much the way as having anti-lock brakes or being an accident-free driver. What was … Read More

Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented drivers in Illinois are facing wait times of up to six months–just to get an appointment. Others are driving hours to find an office that can help them more quickly. The Illinois General Assembly passed the undocumented drivers law back in 2012, hoping to license some of the quarter million undocumented residents estimated to live in the Prairie State.

Secretary of State Jesse White (whose office administers driver’s … Read More

Teen Driver Program Cuts Fatality Rate in Half

Teen Driver Program Cuts Fatality Rate in Half

A teen driver program that gradually gives teens full driving privileges is credited with reducing teen driver fatalities by 54.2% in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 15 year olds must log 50 driving hours and nine months with a permit before taking the test for their license. After that, they are subject to further time-of-day and passenger restrictions.

The National Safety Council recommends a graduated driving programRead More

Milpitas police to target impaired drivers with DUI checkpoint

Milpitas Police Department’s traffic unit will conduct a driving under the influence/driver’s license checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 24 on Great Mall Parkway.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes, according to police. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 … Read More

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT-logo-Proper SizeCDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

Drive High, Get a DUI

STATEWIDE—Colorado made history this year by becoming the first state to sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. At a press conference this afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made history again by announcing the launch of an education campaign targeted at drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of … Read More