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Viewpoint: It’s Time to Regulate Outer Space

Last week, the European Space Agency reached out to to warn Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. that one of its satellites might collide with a SpaceX communications satellite. When ESA first raised such concerns in late August, the chances …

Baltimore on the Bottom for Auto Crashes; Brownsville, Texas Stays on Top

Baltimore, Maryland retained its title as the most accident-prone metropolitan area in the nation for automobiles, while Brownsville, Texas took the No. 1 spot for auto safety, according to Allstate’s annual America’s Best Drivers Report. The careful motorists in Brownsville …

Alaska Officials: Driver Use Caution in High Moose Areas

Laurie Speakman can recall the perfect imprint of a body left on the hood of the car. It was a collision on the list of nearly a dozen Speakman responded to last month that involved a motor vehicle hitting a …

Citations Issued in Florida Interstate Crashes That Injured 52

Florida Highway Patrol has issued more than a dozen traffic citations to drivers involved in a chain reaction of collisions that injured more than 50 people. No one died in the Oct. 5 crashes that closed a section of Interstate …

California Study Aims to Reduce Deer Hit by Cars on Freeway

Researchers are hoping a project that includes capturing and tracking deer will cut down on the number of deer being hit by cars on Interstate 280 outside of San Francisco, Calif. As part of a two-year project, on Dec. 2 …

November Has Most Vehicle-deer Collisions in Iowa

Iowa drivers should be extra careful in November, according to the state Department of Natural Resources, because the month has the highest rate of collisions between vehicles and deer. The deer road kill count in Iowa in 2010 was about …

Evaluating Injury Causation in Low Speed Automobile Collisions

Low speed motor vehicle collisions are a common occurrence. The use of cellular phones, text messaging, and e-mailing while driving has only increased the frequency of low speed motor vehicle collisions. A collision where there is only minor damage to …

Roundabouts Increasing Around Middle Tennessee

Circular intersections are becoming more common in Middle Tennessee as statistics show they decrease accidents and traffic congestion. Middle Tennessee State University is working on the second of three roundabouts, and Belmont University has one planned. The city of Nashville …

Study: Bikes Hurt 1,000 Pedestrians a Year in New York

Injuries caused by bicyclists are far more common than previously thought, with an average of 1,000 pedestrians hurt annually in New York state alone, a new study shows. New York City accounted for about half of those injured. One quarter …

Researchers Examine Animal Car Collisions on Idaho’s I-84

Idaho sportsmen and researchers from Utah State University are studying where to put tunnels or bridges to keep deer and other wildlife off Interstate 84. Jack Oyler, vice chairman of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife-Idaho and a member of a …