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Upward Trend in Highway Fatalities Draws Concern in Delaware

AAA Mid-Atlantic says Delaware drivers need to slow down and pay better attention when behind the wheel. Alarmed by an upward trend in road deaths this year, the motor club says too many drivers are engaging in unsafe behavior, including …

Safety Experts Warn Smart Car Dashboard Screens Distract Drivers

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea? Car companies answer with an emphatic yes. …

Google Offering Railroad Crossings Alerts for Drivers

Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google’s navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies – Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL’s …

N.J. Motorcycle Accident Deaths Rose in 1st 9 months of 2014

The Governors Highway Safety Association says fatalities from motorcycle accidents in New Jersey rose during the first nine months of 2014 after dramatic declines in recent years. The Asbury Park Press reports fatalities between January and September rose from 48 …

Massachusetts Senate Removes Insurance Surcharge From Headlights Law

The Massachusetts Senate has voted to join the House in softening the impact of the new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment unanimously approved …

Massachusetts House Removes Insurance Penalty From Headlights Rule

The Massachusetts House has voted to soften the impact of a new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment approved unanimously on Monday, the headlights …

Pennsylvania Cities Struggle to Replace Dilapidated Stop Signs

When Heather Kittrell sits on the porch in front of her Scranton, Pennsylvania, home, she sometimes watches as many as five drivers speed through the intersection of Pine Street and Wheeler Avenue. None notices the stop sign. A white smudge …

New Massachusetts Law Requires Headlights Be Used in Bad Weather

If you turn on your windshield wipers, turn on your headlights as well. That’s one of the requirements of a little-known state law taking effect in Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 7. Under the law aimed at making travel safer during …

Storm Slickens Virginia Roads, Troopers Respond to 344 Wrecks

Virginia State Police report more than 300 wrecks across the state due to roads slickened by a winter storm. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says no injuries were reported in a majority of the wrecks. Geller says troopers responded to …

Safety Of Guardrails Questioned by Kansas, Missouri

Missouri and Kansas transportation officials have suspended installations of a guardrail system after concerns that parts of the guardrails break off on impact and run through vehicles, causing injuries to drivers and passengers. The two states are among 40 that …