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Lafayette, Louisiana Officials Mull Insurance, Regulations for Uber

The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering new regulations to require Uber and similar companies to do regular background checks on contract drivers, inspect vehicles and carry insurance above and beyond what state law requires for drivers. The Advocate reports the …

N.J. Man Gets 3-Year Sentence for Faking Mercedes Carjacking to Get $38K

A New Jersey man who fabricated a story about being carjacked is heading to prison. Maurice Douglas received a three-year sentence on Monday, New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said. Douglas, 42, had pleaded guilty in March to insurance …

Fed Up with Crummy Streets, Detroit-Area Residents Patch Potholes

Some Detroit-area residents fed up with the crummy condition of certain streets are taking matters into their own hands. Volunteers with the recently started Hamtramck Guerrilla Road Repair effort started filling in potholes July 25 on one roadway and they …

Study: Lawrence Area a Hotspot for Kansas Turnpike Accidents

Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. Two of the other accident hotspots along the 236-mile turnpike were in the I-70 …

Cal Fire Captain, Insurance Agent Brother Arrested For Insurance Fraud

A California Fire captain and his insurance agent brother have been arrested for insurance fraud. Neal Moriarty, 38, a Cal Fire Captain, and Ross Moriarty, 42, a licensed insurance agent, were arrested last week on multiple felony counts of insurance …

Indiana Now Requires Scooter Registration; Thousands Comply

Thousands of motor-driven cycles, the vast majority mopeds and scooters, have been registered with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles since a new law went into effect in January that placed more stringent requirements on riders of two-wheel vehicles. Until …

Oregon Cyclist Sues 2 Drivers in Injury Accident

A Portland, Ore. bicyclist is suing not only the pickup driver who hit her and shattered bones across her body, but also a second driver she says gave the truck the OK to turn. The Oregonian reported that Cynthia Lewellen …

Speed a Factor in 27% of Louisiana Traffic Deaths in 2013: Report

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

Golf Carts Being Allowed on Streets in More Small Towns in Illinois

It’s not unusual to see residents zipping around on golf carts in many small Illinois communities, as local officials increasingly adopt ordinances to accommodate the popular vehicles. Golf carts are getting the green light as an alternative to cars and …

7 Cars Burned in Lot Near Stadium During Detroit Tigers Game

A fire at a parking lot near Comerica Park that started during a Detroit Tigers game has destroyed seven vehicles while sending dark smoke billowing into the sky. The Detroit Free Press reports that the fire started around 3:30 p.m. …