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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 …

Ohio Launches Campaign Urging Safety Belt Use by Drivers

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun a campaign urging Ohio motorists to wear their safety belts. The patrol says troopers will be encouraging drivers to “buckle up” to save lives. A statement released by the patrol this week says …

Arizona Man Another Death Linked to Faulty Takata Air Bag

An Arizona man who died from injuries sustained in a crash three months after purchasing a used Honda Civic has become the 16th fatality in the U.S. linked to defective air bags at the center of one of the biggest …

Washington City Planning Big Driver Bike, Pedestrian Safety Changes

A Washington city is planning changes to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Bellingham residents can expect to see substantial changes to thoroughfares over the next few months as the city continues work on its long-term effort to …

Planes, Trains, Autos, Trucks: ’10 Most Wanted’ Transportation Safety Improvements

Federal safety advocates are targeting three of the worst habits by drivers that kill more than 10,000 people a year: speeding, impaired driving and distractions from electronic gadgets. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its “Most Wanted” list of …

Utah Roadway Deaths Drop for Second Year in a Row

The number of people who died on Utah roads decreased for the second consecutive year, new state statistics show. The 264 deaths on Utah roads in 2018 were the lowest since 2014 and down from 273 the year before, the …

Fatalities on Nevada Roads Reached 10-Year High Last Year

Fatalities on Nevada roads hit a 10-year high last year. Preliminary data from the Department of Public Safety show 331 people died in crashes in 2018, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. They died in 301 crashes and three-quarters of them …

California Highway Patrol May Have Used Tesla Autopilot to Stop Speeding Car

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 …

AI Enhances Highway Safety in Las Vegas

Artificial intelligence is helping improve safety along a stretch of Las Vegas’ busiest highway. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a yearlong partnership between public safety agencies and a startup technology firm resulted in a 17 percent reduction in crashes along …