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Arizona DUIs Dropped In 2013

For the first time in a decade, the total number of DUIs in Arizona has dropped. That’s according to statistics from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, which coordinates a statewide task force targeting drunk drivers. Officers participating in the …

Drive Faster, Drink Later Among New Hampshire’s New Laws

Under new laws in New Hampshire taking effect with the start of the new year, people can drive faster along a rural section of Interstate 93 in New Hampshire and drink an hour later at local bars with the community’s …

Penn. Transportation Officials Prepare to Study Higher Speed Limits

Pennsylvania highway officials are preparing to spend up to six months reviewing Pennsylvania’s interstate system as they decide which areas are suitable for higher speeds. Part of the major transportation funding measure that Gov. Tom Corbett is signing Monday allows …

Virginia Police, Nationwide Insurance Promote Move Over law

The Virginia State Police is joining with Nationwide Insurance to help protect public safety personnel and all those who drive tow trucks and road maintenance vehicles. They have joined together to promote Virginia’s Move Over law that was implemented in …

System Planned to Warn Montana Motorists Of Dust Storms

State and local officials have developed a plan to warn motorists on Interstate 15 in Montana of blinding dust storms caused by white alkali dust blowing across the highway south of Sunburst. Montana Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lori Ryan says …

Maine Highway Deaths Down From 2012

Highway safety officials say traffic deaths are down in Maine. The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety says 42 people have died on Maine roads so far this year. There were 53 deaths at this time last year. But officials caution …

Delaware Police Issue 2,000 Distracted Driving Tickets

Police in Delaware issued more than 2,000 tickets to drivers in a crackdown on using handheld cellphones behind the wheel. The Department of Highway Safety says the tickets were issued over two weeks in April in the second wave of …

Teen Driver Deaths Increased in First Half of 2012

Deaths of younger teen drivers increased sharply in the first six months of last year, reversing a decade-long trend, according to a report released Tuesday by state highway safety officials. Deaths of 16- and 17-year-old drivers in traffic accidents in …

Report Rates 21% of New Mexico Roads As Poor, Mediocre

A national highway research group says a fifth of New Mexico’s roads need upgrading because they are in poor or mediocre condition. In a report issued Tuesday, the Washington, D.C-based group called TRIP said New Mexico’s economy would receive a …

Holiday Red-Ribbon Campaign Promotes Ohio Road Safety

Law enforcers around Ohio plan more than 9,700 hours of enforcement during the holidays, including 23 sobriety checkpoints statewide. State crash statistics show 410 people were killed in 379 alcohol-related crashes last year, with 27 of those deaths coming between …