ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) announced they are awarding grants to help states combat the growing challenge of drug-impaired driving.  Also, Octo Telematics’ North American CEO, Nino Tarantino was named Influencer of the Year at TU Automotive Detroit. Check out these and other top news stories in our Road Safety News of the Week.*

  • Octo Telematics North America CEO Wins TU Detroit Influencer of the Year
    Octo Telematics’ North American CEO, Nino Tarantino was named Influencer of the Year at TU Automotive Detroit. Octo Telematics has won Best Insurance Telematics awards for its products, Octo Surround and Octo Vantage, at TU Automotive Detroit in recent years.
  • Finally, A Real World Grading System for Autopilot Tech
    You can’t buy an autonomous car today. You won’t be able to buy one tomorrow, or next month, or next year. Yes, self-driving tech is in development (and in the news), but nobody’s close to delivering a product that can take humans anywhere they want to go.
  • Germany Wants EU-Wide Safety System for Truck ‘Blind Spots’
    Germany’s transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory ‘blind spot’ safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.
  • GHSA and Responsibility.org Provide Funding for Law Enforcement to Address Drug-Impaired Driving
    For the third consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) are awarding grants to help states combat the growing challenge of drug-impaired driving. In 2018, five states – Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont – will receive nearly $100,000 to provide advanced training, information, and skills to detect drivers under the influence of drugs.

* The opinions expressed in the articles are for informational purposes and do not necessarily reflect TSR and its members’ views.