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Claims Data Points to High-End Electric Car Risks: AXA

DUEBENDORF, Switzerland — Electric luxury cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) may be 40% more likely to cause accidents than their standard engine counterparts, possibly because drivers are still getting used to their quick acceleration, French insurer AXA said. The …

Seatbelt Research Aims to Increase Child Safety on the Road

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury among children. Kansas State University civil engineers are striving to increase child safety by studying a simple action: buckling up. The engineers — Sunanda Dissanayake, associate professor of civil engineering, …

Virginia Snowstorm Keeps State Police Busy

Virginia State Police were scrambling at the height of a storm that coated interstates and city streets across the commonwealth with a slick covering of snow. Late Friday, state police reported 651 vehicle crashes and 385 disabled vehicles. In all, …

Illinois Motorists Reminded to Slow Down Around Stranded Cars

Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to slow down and exercise caution around vehicle crashes and stranded cars because of the likelihood of pedestrians. Officials said Tuesday pedestrians account for 13 percent of car-crash deaths. State trooper Kyle Deatherage of …