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A side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Feds want cars to be able to talk to each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don’t, the government says, so officials are moving to require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets them warn […]

02/03/2014

A side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Feds to decide on car-to-car communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. […]

02/03/2014

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Malibu checkpoint results in 2 dozen arrests

MALIBU (CNS) – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI/license checkpoint in Malibu operated by the sheriff’s department, which also impounded several vehicles during the operation that ended this morning. The checkpoint was […]

12/20/2013

Older drivers

Govt plan aims to keep older drivers safe on road

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a “silver car” rating system that […]

12/05/2013

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‘Drowsy Driving’ week provides resources and information

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Today marks the start of “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,” during which the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies will remind motorists to stay alert while driving. The annual campaign provides […]

11/04/2013

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

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Metro offers free traffic safety classes for bicyclists

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Beginning and advanced bicyclists throughout Los Angeles County will get a chance this summer to brush up on their traffic safety skills through free lessons funded by a $203,000 federal grant. […]

07/11/2013

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Holiday enforcement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July weekend, on the lookout for motorists driving while impaired or otherwise violating traffic laws, beginning tonight. The California […]

07/03/2013

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