U.S. Department of Transportation figures are not always what they seem…
Although data from a 2015 traffic study clocks in speeding related fatalities at 27 percent, the numbers read differently as the department uses a very broad and unfair definition of speeding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “ if any driver…Read more
Dark clouds are building on the horizon for the automotive industry as it faces a loan crisis similar to the 2008 home mortgage collapse. According to data from Fitch Ratings, auto loan securitizations from 2015 were at an all time low with net losses clocking in at around 15 percent. Additionally, negative equity is at an all time…Read more
In an eye-opening investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7 Chicago, the news organizations discovered that in 2016 alone, red light cameras generated around $67 million in revenue among various Chicago suburbs. This figure is up nearly 50 percent since 2014 – a staggering number partially thanks to SafeSpeed LLC, a Chicago-based company who maintains contracts…Read more
ELGIN, IL, May 16, 2017 – K40 Electronics, the premier manufacturer of custom-installed vehicle radar and laser detection systems for “fast-lane” drivers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rachel Clark to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Clark previously had been National Sales Manager.
“Rachel has, literally, risen through the K40 ranks,” said Peggy…Read more
“He (the police) would have had me dead to rights, and I would have had no excuse. That time, my K40 literally did save my ass from a big ticket.” Read More
Owners of Ford F-Series and Chevy Silverado pickup trucks are increasingly choosing to add K40 radar detector protection to their rides. Watch as a K40 RL200i Expert system is custom installed in a Ford F450 so it looks like it came built-in from the factory. Keeping this truck free from speeding tickets couldn’t have come at a better time as while driving…Read more
To find out which states are the toughest on speeding and other driving classified as “reckless” behavior, WalletHub compared the driving laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While time may have passed from when the study was conducted to when you read this blog post, it’s not likely your state has gotten any softer on speeding…Read more
While the stats are a little dated, this article proves speeding isn’t as dangerous as some revenue driven authorities maintain. In 2012, there were 44 traffic related deaths per one million inhabitants in Germany. Remember, this is where drivers can exceed 200 mph on public roads like the Autobahn. While there are various thoughts on why the US has a 2.5…Read more
In an ominous article for New York drivers, CBS New York reports Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan has budgeted to purchase 120 new radar guns for local precincts. Putting all those new police radar guns into action will enable officers to build upon the record 137,000 speeding tickets issued in 2016.
This increased enforcement is concerning as researchers from the University of…Read more
Mobile electronics retailers to be presented with radar detector and laser jammer category insights and business opportunities, K40 product explanations, and prize drawings
January 17, 2017, Elgin, IL – K40 Electronics, (http://www.k40.com) the premier manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance automotive radar/laser protection systems, announced today it will be attending the 2017 Mobile Electronics Expo & Training being held February 17-18…Read more