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A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey […]

08/22/2013

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, center, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator (NHTSA) David Strickland, left. stand with students wearing crossing guard belts during a news conference outside the Transportation Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, […]

08/05/2013

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Study: Distracted driving deaths underreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where […]

05/07/2013

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Safety Council: Traffic deaths surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities rose 5 percent last year, according to an analysis of preliminary state data, reversing a seven-year decline in which the number of annual traffic deaths reached their lowest level in more than six decades.

02/19/2013

An ignition interlock device by Smart Start. (Photo credit: SmartStartInc.com)

NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for alcohol, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

12/11/2012

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