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NTSB Highlights Transportation Safety Wish List

Federal safety officials say they want a crackdown on impaired and distracted drivers, wider use of collision-avoidance technology in cars, and tougher regulations for operators of air tours and medical flights. The National Transportation Safety Board laid out a wish …

Uber Disabled Volvo SUV’s Safety System Before Deadly Crash

Uber Technologies Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week, according to the auto-parts maker that supplied the vehicle’s radar and camera. “We don’t want people to be …

Government Speeds Research on Car Safety Systems

The government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren’t properly buckled in. Officials also said Thursday that they expect to decide by year’s end how to …

Chemical Makers Lose Court Challenge to Train Safety Rules

Chemical shippers failed to show any business harm from a regulation requiring railroads to deploy new train-safety technology, a U.S. appeals court said, throwing out a lawsuit challenging the 2012 rule. The Arlington, Va.-based Chlorine Institute argued that the Federal …