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No Highway Arrests on the First Day of New Utah DUI Law

Utah Highway Patrol officials said Monday they didn’t make any arrests under a lowered DUI threshold in the first 24 hours after the law took effect. Eight DUI arrests were made, but all were over the old threshold of 0.08 …

Maintenance Issues Blamed for Florida Casino Shuttle Boat Fire

A casino shuttle boat fire that killed one woman and injured 14 other people off Florida’s Gulf Coast was caused by poor maintenance and the captain’s failure to shut down the engine sooner, investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board …

NTSB Says New York Prosecutor Hindering Probe of Deadly Limo Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has been blocked by the local district attorney’s office from accessing a limousine that crashed in New York state in October, killing 20 people, and other key pieces of evidence, the agency said. In a …

Speed a Factor in Fatal Arizona Crash of Medical Helicopter

Three years after a medical helicopter crashed and killed the pilot and a nurse outside Phoenix, Ariz., a paramedic who became the lone survivor can still feel the cold and smell the fuel from that night. “I tell people all …

NTSB: Driver Fatigue Contributed to Deadly 2016 Texas Bus Crash

A bus driver with “acute sleep deficit” failed to stay in his lane and caused his vehicle to careen out of control, resulting in a wreck that killed nine people and injured nearly 40 others in 2016, federal safety investigators …

Lawsuit Alleges Drill Bit Left During Repair Caused Cessna Crash

A drill bit left during repair of a single-engine Cessna aircraft is responsible for a 2015 crash in Arkansas that caused minor injuries to the pilot and destroyed the new $712,290 aircraft, a federal lawsuit alleged. The complaint filed Friday …

Lion Air Pilots Battled Confusing Warnings Before Crash

The Lion Air pilots whose plane nosedived into the Java Sea in October, killing all those aboard, were battling multiple malfunctions almost as soon as the doomed flight began, according to a trove of new data released by Indonesian investigators. …

Lawsuit Filed Against Operators of Limo in Deadly New York Crash

The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by one of the victim’s parents. …

AAA: Testing Shows Electronic Driving Systems Don’t Always Work

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that …

Eight Cracked Engine Blades Found in Jets After Southwest Death

Inspections around the world after a jet engine failed earlier this year on a Southwest Airlines Co. plane, killing a passenger, found an additional eight cases of cracked fan blades like the one that triggered the incident. The unexpected damage …