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Analysis Confirms Speeding is Best Predictor of Car Crashes

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles. Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviors …

Arizona Official Claiming Legislative Immunity Has History of Traffic Stops

An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports. Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped …

Minnesota Cracks Down on Speeding With Campaign

Law enforcement from 300 Minnesota agencies have started a speeding enforcement campaign that runs through July 23. The state’s two-week crackdown coincides with a national effort and is paid for with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The …

Vermont Trooper Specializes in Speeders on Interstate Hotspot

A stretch of the southbound side of Interstate 89 is a hotspot for speeders traveling faster than 100 miles per hour and a member of the Vermont State Police’s traffic safety unit has made a specialty of catching them. Trooper …

Speed Caused 27% of Louisiana Traffic Deaths in 2013

A new report finds speeding was a factor in at least 27 percent of Louisiana traffic fatalities in 2013. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study says the state had 703 traffic fatalities two years ago and 193 stemmed in …

Maryland Clocks Thousands of E-ZPass Drivers Speeding

The Maryland Transportation Authority has clocked thousands of E-ZPass users speeding through state toll facilities, but the agency isn’t issuing speeding tickets. The Baltimore Sun reports the agency began recording the speed of E-ZPass drivers in 2002. Last year there …

South Carolina Bill Could Raise Fines for Speeding in Work Zone

A bill to encourage drivers to slow down in highway construction zones across South Carolina would increase penalties and state troopers’ presence. Supporters say the measure is essential to the safety of drivers and workers in the dangerous areas. Elizabeth …

Iowa Officials Review Scheduling After Speeding Incident

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds says the Iowa Department of Public Safety is reviewing the governor’s scheduling in the wake of a speeding incident. Reynolds says Monday that she and Gov. Terry Branstad want to obey state speed limits. Reynolds says …

Speeding Still a Factor in a Third of Fatal Teen Driving Crashes

Speeding is a primary culprit in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). “Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among Teen Drivers and Opportunities for Reducing the Risks,” authored by …

Dodgers Pospect Yasiel Puig Arrested in Tennessee

Jail records show that Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested in Tennessee on charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance. Hamilton County jail records posted online show Puig was arrested Sunday by Chattanooga police. …