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UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Survey: Owners having problems with driver-assist systems

As auto companies continue to fix buggy touch-screen infotainment systems, a survey of new-vehicle buyers has found there’s a different technology posing problems: driver assist systems such as automatic emergency …

School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts

School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy.

Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving.

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping …

How to stay safe when riding Uber or Lyft

Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.

Bighorn sheep jumps off hill, lands on car in Washington

CHELAN, Wash. – A driver in Washington state escaped injury when a bighorn sheep jumped from a hillside and landed on his car. The Washington State Patrol said the driver …

Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

Driver killed in crash during festival at Spokane County Raceway

A 75-year-old Seattle man who spent his life racing cars, boats and planes died Sunday afternoon after losing control of his vintage sports car at the Spokane County Raceway in …

State Patrol: Washington driver’s blood-alcohol was 6 times legal limit

The Washington State Patrol says it arrested a man who had been driving on Interstate 5 in Shoreline with a blood-alcohol content six times the legal limit.

State trooper back to work after motorcycle crash in Spokane

Trooper Jeff Sevigney returned to work Tuesday as a public information officer for the Washington State Patrol more than two months after he was struck by a pickup truck while …

Five dead teens, a stolen cop car and the ‘most horrific’ crash in decades

Firefighters who responded to a Vermont crash called it “the most horrific scene they have seen in their 10 to 15 years.”

Uber to offer rides in self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first …