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Driver Accused of Texting Gets Prison in Pedestrian’s Death

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the death of a pedestrian that prosecutors said occurred as the driver was texting — an accusation the defendant denied on the stand. Alexandra …

Road-Safety Regulator Rapped Over Regulating Autonomous Cars

The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing automatous cars, the chairman of the National Transportation …

Fatal Self-Driving Uber Crash Prompts Call for Tighter Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded its first investigation of a fatal crash involving an autonomous test vehicle by issuing several recommendations aimed at tightening the limited oversight of companies that test self-driving cars on public roads. Among other things, …

Distracted Alabama Drivers Rack Up Over 270 Tickets

The Montgomery Police Department has cited 274 drivers for violating a distracted driving ordinance that was enforced starting a year ago. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the city council passed the ordinance in August 2010, and after a 30-day grace period, …