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Nation May 10State laws that regulate driving while using marijuana are flawed, says AAA
Driving with "a noisy child in the back of the car" is about as dangerous as using marijuana and driving, Kleiman said.
Nation Apr 19Senate passes bill that would boost airport security
The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.
Nation Apr 08Experts caution self-driving cars not ready for roads
WASHINGTON -- Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to speed government approval.
Nation Apr 03Should commercial drone flights be permitted to fly over populated areas?
A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible.
Nation Mar 18Automakers agree to put automatic braking in cars by 2022
WASHINGTON -- Automatic braking will be standard in most cars and light trucks within six years and on heavier SUVs and pickup trucks within eight years under an agreement that transportation officials and automakers announced on Thursday.
Nation Mar 16Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees
WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines are unfairly gouging consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes.
Science Mar 15Self-driving cars are ‘absolutely not’ ready for deployment
Self-driving cars aren't yet able to handle bad weather, including standing water, drizzling rain, sudden downpours or snow.
Politics Mar 14Gov’t regulators propose requiring at least 2-member train crews
WASHINGTON -- Government regulators are proposing trains have a minimum of two crew members, a response to safety concerns that arose in 2013 after an unattended oil train caught fire and destroyed much of a town in Canada.
Nation Mar 08Early data suggests pedestrian deaths surged in 2015
WASHINGTON — Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic…
World Mar 02Debris from same type of plane as MH370, U.S. official says
WASHINGTON — Debris washed up over the weekend in Mozambique has been tentatively identified by experts close to the investigation as a part from the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a U.S. official said…