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South Carolina Highway Patrol’s High-Tech Unit Pursues Hit-and-Run Drivers

The team didn’t have much to go on. Some little pieces of plastic left at the scene. A tip about a dark-colored vehicle. That was about it. The South Carolina Highway Patrol Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team unit investigating the crash …

NTSB Calls for Black Boxes, Safety Improvements for Motorcoaches

Motorcoach interiors should be designed with improved flammability requirements and better emergency exits, and event data recorders should be installed on commercial trucks and motorcoaches, according to recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board. The recommendations resulted from the investigation …

Jet Tracking Unlikely to Change

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has exposed wide gaps in how the world’s airlines – and their regulators – operate. But experts warn this isn’t likely to be one of those defining moments that lead to fundamental changes. …

DOT Proposal Seeks to Require Black Boxes in All Cars

Devices that record crash-related data would be required in all new cars and light trucks under a U.S. Department of Transportation proposal made on Friday to broaden their growing use in the United States. The proposed rule, which may stir …