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Tesla’s Autopilot in Spotlight in New NTSB Reports on Crashes

A Tesla Inc. vehicle that slammed into a California highway barrier in 2018 with its automated driver-assist function engaged, killing the driver, had steered toward the same spot repeatedly during earlier trips, investigators reported Tuesday. The situation occurred four days …

Uber’s Introduction of Dashboard Cameras Raises Privacy Worries

Uber Technologies Inc. is adding video and audio recording for more trips — a move designed to make the service safer and help settle disputes, but which has triggered privacy concerns about the personal information the ride-hailing giant collects. Uber …

Arizona Governor Vetos Bill Allowing Insurers to Drop Drivers

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed insurance companies to drop drivers from their coverage if their car was driven mostly out of the state. The bill would have affected college students and snow birds …

Drivers in California Bus, Fed Ex Truck Crash had Clean Records

Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records. FedEx driver Tim Evans and the driver of the chartered bus, Talalelei Lealao-Taiao, were killed along with eight passengers …

South Carolina Drivers Could Restore Suspended Driving Privileges

Some South Carolina drivers with suspended licenses will get a chance later this month to have their driving privileges restored. From March 10 to 14, the Department of Motor Vehicles will reduce or clear certain suspensions if all fines are …

Photo Now Part Of Washington Driver’s Breath Test

Drivers who are required to pass a breath test before they get behind the wheel won’t get away with having someone else blow in the ignition interlock device. Starting with the new year the devices will snap a picture every …

Research Shows Hands-Free Phones Just As Risky

When someone is talking to you, your brain is listening, processing and thinking about what’s being said – even if you’re in the driver’s seat trying to concentrate on traffic. That’s why drivers get distracted during cellphone conversations, even when …

Montana City Cellphone Ban Takes Effect Today

A ban on using hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving in Helena takes effect Wednesday, but police are giving drivers 30 days to get used to the new rules. Helena is joining Billings, Missoula and Butte in enacting …

IndyCar Drivers, Officials Discuss Safety Issues

IndyCar drivers and officials debated how to make open-wheel racing safer Monday. Now comes the hard part: turning talk into action. More than a dozen IndyCar drivers met for three hours with series CEO Randy Bernard and Brian Barnhart, the …

Wisconsin Puts Focus on Safety of Teen Drivers

The focus is being put on the safety of teenage drivers this week in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker has declared this as Teen Driver Safety Week and the Department of Transportation is reminding young drivers and their parents about the …