- Missouri senators consider government role in road safety Updated: Feb-10-16 8:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee Wednesday over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety.
- Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpike Updated: Feb-10-16 7:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police said Wednesday.
- Senate votes to raise speed limit for reckless driving Updated: Feb-10-16 2:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would prevent some drivers from being charged with reckless driving for going 11 miles over the speed limit.
- Computer as driver? 'Yes' from feds boosts self-driving cars Updated: Feb-10-16 2:38 pm
DETROIT - Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided.
- Feds seek $58K workplace safety fines against Warren Railcar Updated: Feb-10-16 2:19 pm
WARREN, Pennsylvania - Warren Railcar Services in northwest Pennsylvania is facing more than $58,000 in federal workplace safety fines.
- Train wreckage being removed in Germany; answers sought Updated: Feb-10-16 10:31 am
BAD AIBLING, Germany - Emergency workers in southern Germany brought in a huge crane Wednesday to start removing the wreckage from a deadly head-on train crash after police said they were no longer looking for another victim.
- Cops: Driver distracted by cell phone hits teen on sidewalk Updated: Feb-09-16 4:18 pm
BRICK, New Jersey - Authorities say a driver distracted by her cell phone drove over a curb and struck a teenage girl who was walking on a sidewalk.
- Officers issue 764 citations for belt, restraint violations Updated: Feb-09-16 2:15 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Department of Transportation says law enforcement officers in the state issued 764 citations for seat belt and child restraint violations in January.
- Study: Terre Haute leads Indiana in fewest driving deaths Updated: Feb-08-16 12:39 pm
TERR HAUTE, Indiana - A consumer advocacy organization says Terre Haute is the Indiana city with the fewest distracted and drunken driving fatalities.
- TSA struggles to fill vacant positions at Alaska's airports Updated: Feb-08-16 7:52 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Transportation Security Administration says it's having difficulty filling the open positions at more than a dozen airports across Alaska.
- Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect Updated: Feb-07-16 6:31 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.
- Eugene police begin special driving enforcement Monday Updated: Feb-07-16 2:54 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Eugene police say they will begin a special driving enforcement Monday to look for distracted, unbuckled or speeding drivers. The two-week effort will look for drivers committing the three most common violations that contribute to crash-related deaths: speeding, not using seat belts and talking on the phone while driving.
- Gun seizures at Tampa International Airport on the rise Updated: Feb-06-16 5:23 pm
TAMPA, Florida - Gun confiscations at Tampa International Airport security checkpoints have been rising, and if the numbers stay high, the airport could become among the top three in the nation for firearms seizures.
- State Police: West Virginia traffic fatalities take a dip Updated: Feb-05-16 2:57 pm
BECKLEY, West Virginia - The West Virginia State Police say traffic fatalities in the state continued to decline in 2015.
- Police to Super Bowl revelers: Designate sober driver now Updated: Feb-05-16 8:27 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Authorities in Illinois are asking Super Bowl revelers to make plans now for designating a sober driver.
- Columbus joins airports boosting human trafficking awareness Updated: Feb-04-16 4:18 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation.
- Increased enforcement planned along stretch of US 61 Updated: Feb-04-16 8:12 am
WENTZVILLE, Missouri - Traffic enforcement will be increased along a portion of U.S. 61 near the St. Charles County and Lincoln County line, following an accident last month that killed a woman and her two daughters.
- Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control Updated: Feb-03-16 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system.
- Metra will miss 2018 deadline for new rail safety technology Updated: Feb-03-16 3:51 pm
CHICAGO - The Metra commuter railroad will miss a 2018 deadline for installing safety technology on all of its Chicago-area routes, but said Wednesday it still expects to meet its obligations under a federal law requiring the expensive and complex updates.
- Big freight railroads to miss safety technology deadline Updated: Feb-03-16 12:30 am
WASHINGTON - Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May.
- Wisconsin lawmakers want to address Amish safety on roads Updated: Feb-01-16 1:40 pm
HANSEN, Wisconsin - Amish safety on Wisconsin roads needs to be addressed in the wake of recent fatal buggy crashes, according to a state lawmaker.
- $26 million project of US 20 near Dubuque to make road safer Updated: Feb-01-16 11:50 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A dangerous stretch of U.S. 20 is set to be reconstructed in the next few years in an effort to improve traffic safety near Dubuque.
- Classes resume as school where principal was killed by bus Updated: Feb-01-16 9:21 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Students are back in classes at an Indianapolis school where its principal was struck and killed by a bus after pushing students to safety.
- Visitation held for Indianapolis principal killed by bus Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Friends, family and students past and present are paying their final respects to an Indianapolis principal who was struck and killed by a school bus while pushing students to safety.
- AP sources: Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries Updated: Jan-27-16 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON - A U.N. panel recommended Wednesday that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, said aviation officials familiar with the decision.