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Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Kills 3, Injures 24

A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck …

25 Injured When Bus Overturns on California Freeway

Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, …

North Dakota Highway Fatalities at 8-Year Low Through 1st Half Of 2018

Highway fatalities in North Dakota during the first half of the year were the lowest in eight years. The state Transportation Department’s Safety Division says there were 39 motor vehicle fatalities in the state through June 30, down from 54 …

Safety Agency to Watch Tesla Car Fire Exam Following California Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla Inc.’s examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement. The action is not a formal probe of …

Arizona Launches Driver Safety Campaign for Monsoon Season

A new safety campaign will remind Arizona drivers stuck in dust storms to pull over, turn off all car lights and wait until visibility is back before hitting the road again. The “pull aside, stay alive” campaign aims to keep …

Michigan Legislators Decide Motorists Need 3-Foot Distance to Pass Bikes

Michigan drivers would have to allow 3 feet of clearance or a “safe passing distance” while going by a bike on the road as part of a legislative compromise that could reach the governor soon. The Senate voted 36-1 this …

Restrictions on Cellphones While Driving Not Being Added in Louisiana

Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, …

California Trucking School Owner Got Illegal Licenses for Students

The owner of a California trucking school has pleaded guilty to conspiring with state employees to obtain driver’s licenses for students who failed or did not take driving tests. Mangal Gill of San Ramon, California owned Central Truck Driving School …

Oahu Has Seen A High Number of Crash Fatalities in 2018

Police say a fatal motorcycle crash has brought Oahu’s number of deadly crashes this year to 15. Police said the total is almost double last year at this time for the Hawaiian island, when eight traffic deaths were counted. The …

Wyoming Bill Seeking Prison for Deadly Texting While Driving Fails

Lawmakers in the Wyoming House have voted down a bill that would have meant prison time for drivers who cause a deadly wreck while texting on their phones. Texting while driving in Wyoming currently is a misdemeanor punishable by a …