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Records: Speed Likely Factor in Fatal Arizona Tour Bus Crash

A tour bus on its way to the Grand Canyon was speeding when it flipped on its side, killing one passenger while injuring dozens, according to an investigative report that stops short of drawing conclusions about the cause of the …

Adaptive Cruise Control Raises Crash Risks, U.S. Study Finds

Adaptive cruise control systems on cars, which control braking and speed, raise the risk of traffic crashes because the technology leads drivers to go faster, a U.S. study found on Thursday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that drivers …

Fatal Traffic Crashes on Rise in South Dakota

The number of fatal traffic crashes is on the rise in South Dakota. State Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl tells KELO-TV that there have been 63 fatal crashes on South Dakota roads as of Monday. That compares to just 48 …

Virginia Trestle Accident Doesn’t Deter Rail Trespassing

A fatal accident on a train trestle in Amherst County, Va., hasn’t deterred people from trespassing on railroad tracks. Lynchburg dispatchers received five track trespassing calls just a few weeks after a Liberty University student was hit and killed by …

Evaluating Injury Causation in Low Speed Automobile Collisions

Low speed motor vehicle collisions are a common occurrence. The use of cellular phones, text messaging, and e-mailing while driving has only increased the frequency of low speed motor vehicle collisions. A collision where there is only minor damage to …

Patrol: Excessive Speed Not Work Zone Crash Factor

The Minnesota State Patrol says excessive speed apparently was not a factor in a crash that killed two workers on Interstate 35W in Burnsville. Lt. Eric Roeske says that’s based on witness statements. He says the patrol doesn’t know how …

New 75 Mph Limit Puts Maine in the Fast Lane

If you drive along Interstate 95 in the nation’s far northeastern corner, “it’s trees, trees, trees” for mile after mile, says one motorist. So why not set the cruise control on 75 mph? That’s what a lot of drivers have …

Police, Courts Weigh-in on Traffic Cams in Nogales, Arizona

Nogales police are awaiting approval for traffic enforcement cameras at key intersections. Police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham tells the Nogales International the cameras are needed because of overloaded trucks barreling through town. More than 900 traffic infractions were recorded at eight …

Claims Paid 40 Percent Faster During Lloyd’s Pilot Program

Claims transaction times at Lloyd’s have been cut by 40 percent from 25 to 15 days, during the pilot phase of the Claims Transformation Programme (CTP). Since January 2010, the pilot phase has processed more than 7,500 marine hull, property …