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Utah Traffic Deaths Involving Alcohol Doubled During Pandemic

Transportation officials have reported nearly twice as many people died in alcohol-involved crashes on Utah roads last year compared to the year before, despite less commuter traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. The state Department of Transportation said there were 61 …

California Crash, Arrest Draw More Scrutiny of Tesla Autopilot

Safety regulators are sending a team to California to investigate a fatal freeway crash involving a Tesla, just after authorities near Oakland arrested a man in another Tesla rolling down a freeway with no one behind the steering wheel. Experts …

Proposal Allowing ATVs On Alaska Roads Draws Safety Concerns

A proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to allow off-road vehicles on Alaska roads has raised safety concerns and enforcement questions. Currently, state law only allows people to drive off-road vehicles across roads and not on roads. The proposed …

NTSB Looking at Nevada Highway Truck Crash That Killed 5

Federal investigators said they’ll focus on the crash of a box truck that killed five bicyclists on a stretch of Nevada highway in December as they consider recommendations to prevent similar fatalities. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a brief …

Report: Testers in California Logged 2.8M Autonomous Miles Last Year

Each year technology’s promise of having autonomous vehicles ruling the roads seems to be a bit more fleeting, or at least a bit further off, but that hasn’t stalled the efforts of would-be makers of self-driving cars to deliver a …

Boise Passes Hand-Held Phone Ban for Drivers

It’s now illegal to use a hand-held device while driving in Boise. The city council unanimously approved an ordinance banning hand-held cell phone use while driving during a meeting on Tuesday. The new rule means drivers in the capital city …

New NTSB Report in Fatal Crash in Arizona Involving Autonomous Vehicle

A new federal report into last year’s fatal crash involving a self-driving car in suburban Phoenix says the Uber vehicle couldn’t anticipate the actions of jaywalkers. The National Transportation Safety Board report also says the SUV wasn’t designed to slam …

Bus in Utah With Chinese-Speaking Tourists Crashes in, Killing 4

A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. The bus from Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and …

Deaths from Nevada Car Crashes Down in June from 2018 Rates

Fewer people died in car crashes on Nevada roads in June than they did a year earlier, according to state data. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported 16 deaths from 16 crashes in June, which is almost half as …

Colorado Man Files Negligence Suit in Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash

A Colorado man who survived a bus crash in New Mexico that killed three people including his wife last July has filed a lawsuit. Ramon Grajeda-Beltran and Olga Hernandez-Beltran of Rocky Ford were passengers on a commercial bus traveling from …