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Highway Safety Administration Proposes Revising Auto Safety Rules to Speed Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it was proposing sweeping changes to U.S. safety requirements to speed the deployment of self-driving vehicles without human controls. The agency said it is proposing to rewrite 11 safety …

Volkswagen Hopes New Software Will Eliminate Car Accidents by 2050

BERLIN — Volkswagen will launch a new software operating system this year that it hopes will make accidents involving its cars a thing of the past by 2050, the company said on Thursday. Next generation cars will be equipped with …

Major Commercial Plane Crash Deaths Worldwide Fell by More than 50% in 2019

WASHINGTON — The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes fell by more than 50% in 2019 despite a high-profile Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March, a Dutch consulting firm said on Wednesday. Aviation consulting firm …

Massive Colorado Pileup Injures 30, Kills 1

One person died and 30 others were injured in a massive pileup on Interstate 25 as a band of heavy snow moved through south Denver on Saturday, authorities said. Police say 104 vehicles were involved in crashes along a roughly …

Winter Storm Leads to 1,000 Crashes, 2,300 Spinouts in Minnesota

State troopers have responded to nearly 1,000 crashes across the state, plus another 2,300 vehicles that spun out or ran off the road. Driving conditions remained difficult early Saturday afternoon. Road crews were out in force, but the combination of …

1 Dead, 17 Injured in Texas Dust Storm Accidents

A dust storm in West Texas triggered a series of accidents Wednesday that killed one person, injured at least 17 others and led authorities to close part of Interstate 27 north of Lubbock, a spokesman with the Texas Department of …

Massachusetts Highway Safety Chief Has Bad Driving Record

The director of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division has a bad driving that includes seven accidents, four speeding violations and one failure to wear a seatbelt. The Boston Globe reports that Sheila Burgess has 34 entries on her driving record …

Report: Fewer Traffic Deaths in Nevada in 2011

Despite a slight increase in pedestrian deaths, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety says the number of people killed in traffic accidents in Nevada plunged in 2011 and will end the year at slightly more than half of the record …

Georgia State Patrol Reports 12 Deadly Wrecks Over Holiday Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol says 12 people have been killed in auto accidents since the Thanksgiving holiday travel period began Wednesday evening. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 13 people were killed in car crashes during the same period last year. …

Safety Must Become a Priority in the Oil Patch

Emergency medical crews in North Dakota’s Oil Patch describe the challenges they face as “crazy” or “overwhelming” and “like a war zone.” Those descriptions, from reports compiled by state emergency medical services officials, document an exploding demand for services triggered …