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Lyft Reports 4,000 Sexual-Assault Claims in First Safety Study

Lyft Inc. recorded more than 4,000 claims of sexual assault from 2017 to 2019, according to a newly released safety report. The review is Lyft’s first disclosure of safety incidents including motor vehicle fatalities, fatal physical assaults and sexual assault …

Researchers Say New Scanning Method Produces Visual Images of Whiplash Injuries

Researchers say they have found a way to capture images of injuries from whiplash, a condition often associated with motor-vehicle accidents that is difficult to diagnose and treat. An international team led by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine …

New Wyoming Law Will Allow People to Take Road kill to Eat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. …

Amazon Plans AI-Powered Cameras in Delivery Vans to Improve Safety

Amazon.com has revealed plans to install AI-powered video cameras in its branded delivery vans, in a move that the world’s largest e-commerce firm says would improve safety of both drivers and the communities in which they deliver. The company recently …

The Startup With Thousands of Electric Vehicles and Hundreds of Collisions

When New York locked down last March, Kurt Yaeger was among those in the city who had to go on working. A neurosurgery resident, he didn’t feel comfortable climbing into an Uber and filling his lungs with the same air …

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 …