APEC Automotive Dialogue opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Asia-Pacific dialogue about the automobile industry opened on Wednesday (Dec. 4) in Taipei, with more than 100 officials and business representatives from across the re...

Tunisian president vows safer roads after 2 deadly crashes

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president is promising to improve his country’s poor road safety record after 26 people were killed in a bus crash — and then a car transporting one of the bodies was r...

Taiwanese pedestrians should walk toward traffic: professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Research by a Taiwanese professor is reinforcing the government's policy of encouraging pedestrians to face traffic while walking down the street. According to rese...

Taiwan to spend NT$6 billion in smart transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will invest NT$6 billion (US$197 million) in a five-year plan to implement smart transportation infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Comm...

6 killed as ambulance and truck collide in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police say six people were killed when an ambulance carrying a dead body collided with a truck in eastern Nepal. Police say the crash happened late night Satu...

The first foreign company to win the Golden Safety Award in 30 years!

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has established the "Golden Safety Award" in 1989 to recognize the units and individuals who have contributed to the promotion of tra...

Business Highlights

___ GM accuses Fiat Chrysler of bribing UAW to get lower costs DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair...

Road-safety regulator rapped over regulating autonomous cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation s...

Elite runner's close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly d...

US highway deaths fall in 2018 for second straight year

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency says traffic deaths fell by a small amount for the second straight year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at...

Classic car exhibition in N. Taiwan to feature 100 automobiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second annual Classic Cars and Road Safety Festival will take place on the square in front of HSR Taoyuan Station on Oct. 26 and 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., accor...

Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade the public to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. ...

US opens probe into Nissan Rogue automatic emergency braking

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that the automatic emergency braking on the Nissan Rogue can turn on for no apparent reason. The p...

GM recalls over 3.4M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues

DETROIT (AP) — Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling more than 3.4 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S to fix a brake problem. The recall ...

German government dodges debate over SUVs after fatal crash

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it wouldn't be drawn into a debate over restricting large sports utility vehicles in cities after a crash in the capital killed four pedestrians, includ...