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Lawmakers, Governor Announce Deal on Limo Safety Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y. — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority …

Fatal Drunk Driving Crashes Higher in Certain Northwestern Indiana Counties

A newspaper review has found that three northwestern Indiana counties have a higher percentage of fatal drunken-driving crashes than the rest of the state and the U.S. because of the region’s heavy traffic, weather and other factors. The (Northwest Indiana) …

Newly Licensed Teen Drivers 3 Times as Likely to Be in a Deadly Crash

Citing new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research about teens and distracted driving, The California Department of Insurance (CDI), AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA NCNU), California Highway Patrol (CHP), CSAA Insurance Group, and the ACIC, the California voice …

New York Court Weighs Intoxication Defense in Wrecks

Attorneys for three people convicted of murder in deadly crashes are urging New York’s highest court to throw out those convictions, arguing their clients were too intoxicated to know the threat to others. Martin Heidgen drove his pickup the wrong …

Changes Mulled for Rhode Island Road After Deadly Crashes

Transportation officials are looking at changes to Route 102 in Burrillville, R.I., after a string of serious crashes, including two that killed three people in July alone. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it is considering adding rumble strips …

DOT Evaluates Georgia Bypass After Deadly Crashes

The Georgia Department of Transportation is being asked to investigate safety concerns raised by police about the design of a Savannah bypass where crashes have killed five people in 14 months. Savannah-Chatham County police began looking at the stretch of …

Oklahoma Traffic Fatalities Increased in September

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the number of traffic fatalities increased in September over September 2011 – but the number for the year is lower than last year. Capt. Chris West said Monday that there were 69 fatalities in September …

Over 2,800 DUI Arrests So Far in Arizona

Arizona’s holiday drunk driving task force has so far resulted in more than 2,800 DUI arrests during the 2011 holiday period. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said Saturday that law enforcement has conducted 46,194 traffic stops between Nov. 24 …