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Many Buggy Accidents in Indiana Caused by Distracted Driving

Two recent crashes on the same road in Indiana’s Elkhart County highlight the dangers of distracted driving accidents involving motor vehicles and horse-drawn buggies. On May 29, a 17-year-old girl who rear-ended a buggy carrying an Amish couple and their …

Nevada Law Requires Nevada Motorists to Replace Plates Every 8 Years

Nevada motorists will have to replace their vehicle license plates every eight years. A bill approved by last year’s Legislature to address law enforcement agencies’ complaints about many plates being unreadable will go into effect July 1. Department of Motor …

Ohio Bill Targets Abusive Practices of Tow Truck Operators

An Ohio insurer trade groups says a bill introduced into the General Assembly would help rein in the predatory practices of some towing business operators in the state. The primary focus of House Bill 341, introduced by Reps. Ron Young …

13-Vehicle Pile Up, 1 Fatality in Texas Panhandle Dust Storm

Authorities say one traveler was killed and several were hurt in a 13-vehicle pileup during a dust storm in the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident Wednesday night closed Interstate 40 near Conway, 30 miles …

Traffic Deaths Down in Hawaii Since 2012 DUI Towing Law Enacted

Hawaii Island has seen a decrease in traffic fatalities since the implementation of a county ordinance that permits the towing of vehicles driven by those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported there were 38 …

Ohio Insurers Group: 11 Metro Areas in State See Decline in Auto Thefts

The Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) reported that 11 of the 15 Ohio metro areas (MSAs) in the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) Hot Spots report show a decline in auto thefts between 2014 and 2015, based on auto theft rates. Based …

Michigan Auto Repair Bill Passed Without Original Parts Requirement

The state Senate has given final approval to a bill that would affect auto parts at Michigan repair shops. The Senate approved the House version of the legislation. It’s now headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk without a requirement that …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Jump Before Law Change

The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed for those living in the country illegally to obtain licenses, according …

California Senate OKs Bill to Avert License Suspensions for Minor Offenses

The California Senate on Tuesday passed legislation by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to appear in court on minor traffic offenses or fail to pay fines for …

Fewer Fatal Crashes on Wyoming Roads in 2016

Wyoming authorities say the number of people killed in crashes on state roads has decreased by more than half this year compared to the same time in 2015. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that there have been 18 fatal crashes on …