Despite NTSB’s safety concerns, Fed’s position stays in backseat, sticks with ‘private sector leadership’ as plan for regulating US driverless tech-development

New US plan keeps autonomous vehicle standards voluntary
Associated Press, January 8, 2020

Over first week of use, mobile phone-detecting cameras in NSW nab 3300 drivers for violating handheld ban

New NSW mobile detection cameras catch thousands in first week
The Sydney Morning Herald, December 17, 2019

App’s data shows hands-free ‘laws are having an effect but they aren’t in enough states to affect the overall levels dramatically’: Research

Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.
Bloomberg, December 5, 2019

Review of NSW’s plan for roadside smart-camera tech to enforce handheld ban calls for amendments and warns ‘program runs the risk of overwhelming the local court regardless of whether or not a reverse onus is in place’

Cases challenging mobile phone detection cameras could clog NSW courts, MPs warn
The Guardian, November 13, 2019

What’s been done in Canada to curb distracted driving …and what’s still needed?

Distracted driving is as dangerous a crisis today as impaired driving was decades ago. What are Canadians doing about it?
The Globe and Mail, November 9, 2019

So far, 2019 distracted driving-related crashes have killed more on Ontario’s roads than impaired driving

Smartphones, other distractions can be more deadly than impaired driving, data suggests
CBC News, October 29, 2019

Pedestrian fatalities and the frustratingly complex turnabout of trends undoing road safety-gains across the globe; amidst promise of tech-fix: Essay

Collision course: why are cars killing more and more pedestrians?
The Guardian, October 3, 2019

Telematics and $20,000 to safely navigate the hectic highways and frantic freeways of L.A.s car-centric culture with “big brother” watching

Here She Is, the Safest Driver in Los Angeles
The New York Times, October 1, 2019