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The rate of fatal automobile crashes in the U.S. jumped dramatically in March, even though the number of miles driven plummeted due to coronavirus stay-home orders.
More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up.
California and 22 other states sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking the authority of the nation’s most populous state to set emission standards for cars and trucks.
The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that the Nissan Rogue’s automatic emergency braking can turn on when no obstacle is in the way.
The blame game is easy when it comes to growing number of pedestrian deaths. But a task force thinks the better question is: How can we make our roads safer?
U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths.
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 injuries.
Governing magazine this month examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, showing that between 2010 and 2017, annual nighttime pedestrian and cyclist deaths climbed 46 percent in the U.S. In 2017 alone, 4,440 pedestrians and 364 cyclists were killed after dark on American streets.
A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.
In unofficial recognition of “4/20,” marijuana’s unofficial high holiday, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission recently published a number of sobering statistics on traffic-related collisions and fatalities involving the mixture of alcohol and marijuana.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether some older Goodyear motor home tires can fail and cause crashes and possibly deaths.
A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.
The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls.
The 67-year-old woman injured when a bicyclist yelled “hot pizza” and then crashed into her along the Centennial Trail is suing the rider.
New Washington state law should curb driver cellphone use.
Drug-impaired driving has become a bigger problem in the United States than drunken driving, and law enforcement officers need more training to identify it, while the public needs to know that it is unsafe to drive high, according to a new report released this week.
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates released Friday.
Two WSU students were killed returning to the Pullman university from Western Washington on icy roads. Their deaths prompted a new effort to alert students to road conditions.
WENATCHEE – The Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will be ramping up their DUI patrols through the end of the year. With funding by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, troopers and local officers started conducting extra patrols on Dec. 15, with the added emphasis expected to go through Jan. 1.