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Nation Jul 28Traffic deaths rise when cities remove red-light cameras, study says
Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences.
Nation Jul 19Are humans ready for self-driving cars?
Automakers are in the process of adding increasingly automated systems that effectively drive cars in some or most circumstances, but still require the driver as a backup in case the vehicle encounters a situation unanticipated by its engineers.
Nation Jul 148 million U.S. drivers engage in road rage, survey finds
Research indicates aggressive driving contributes substantially to fatal crashes and appears to be increasing, the foundation said in a report based on the survey.
Nation Jul 01Traffic deaths surged in 2015, federal data shows
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says preliminary estimates show fatalities rose 7.7 percent to about 35,200 in 2015. That's makes last year the deadliest driving year since 2008.
Nation Jun 30Driver killed in self-driving car accident for first time
Self-driving car driver killed in Florida collision, a first.
World Jun 23Investigators can’t download EgyptAir recorders, says U.S. official
Initial attempts to download information from the flight data and voice recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month have been unsuccessful, according to a U.S. official.
Nation Jun 21FAA allows commercial use of small drones
The long-anticipated rules would mean drone operators would be able to fly without special permission.
Nation Jun 09FAA says airline pilots do not need psychological testing
Federal officials say they've ruled out requiring psychological testing for airline pilots, despite an air crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers into a mountainside.
Nation Jun 07TSA chief: Progress being made on shortening airport lines
Significant progress has been made on shortening screening lines since earlier this spring when airlines reported thousands of frustrated passengers were missing flights, the head of TSA said Tuesday.
Nation May 15Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?
Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.