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Dutch Forensic Lab Says It Has Decoded Tesla’s Driving Data

LONDON — The Dutch government’s forensic lab said on Thursday it had decrypted electric carmaker Tesla Inc’s closely guarded driving data-storage system, uncovering a wealth of information that could be used to investigate serious accidents. It was already known that …

Police, Other Texas Agencies Embrace Drone Use

Government use of aerial drones became much easier when the Federal Aviation Administration flipped the switch on new regulations last year. The Austin American-Statesman reports since then, a number of Austin-area public safety agencies, including the Williamson County sheriff’s office …

Mississippi Highway Patrol Turns Accident Investigations Over to City

The Batesville Police Department will begin investigating accidents on Interstate 55 within the city limits on Jan. 1. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper First Class Joseph Miller says the Highway Patrol had been investigating the accidents as a help to …

NTSB Hampered in Probes Without More Funding, Hersman Says

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, handling the most accident investigations since the 1990s, is “going to have to let some things go” if budget cuts aren’t restored, Chairman Deborah Hersman said. “We’re getting very stretched,” Hersman, nominated this month …