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Swedish Automaker's Pledge May Be First In Autonomous Era

Volvo says it will accept liability for accidents that occur in autonomous operations, a major step in the fledgling driverless era.


Lower income, less-educated individuals are more likely to die in a car crash than ever, despite a dramatic drop in overall traffic deaths.


A Missouri woman made a passionate plea for an end to drunk driving on the anniversary of her husband and one-year-old son's deaths.


Federal Officials Call Safety Pledge A 'Historic Commitment'

Ten automakers pledged Friday to make certain automatic crash-prevention technologies standard on all new cars. Federal officials said it was a "historic" agreement.


A leading consumer group called upon California officials Thursday to strengthen their oversight of crashes involving self-driving cars.


Focusing On Human-Caused Fender-Benders Misses The Point

Here we go again. Google reported Thursday another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. The crash occurred near the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters July 1.


Company Says Autonomous Car Was Rear-Ended Last Week

Google acknowledged Wednesday that another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident last week.


Data From Autonomous Vehicles Could Convey Sensitive Information

Google acknowledged its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 car accidents. But data privacy concerns may be the bigger issue with autonomous vehicles.


GM's Teen Driver Program Turns On Safety Features, Records Data

For teens, a driver's license can represent freedom. For parents, it can represent fear. Now there's a way parents can alleviate some of their worries and monitor their teen drivers.


IIHS Finds Death Rates Dramatically Vary Depending On Make And Model

New car designs are playing a prominent role in reducing traffic deaths, but the odds of getting killed in a car accident still dramatically vary depending on the make and model of your car.


A young boy in Texas died Sunday, six years after a car accident caused by a drunk driver left him brain dead.


A 15-year-old boy in Russia is in trouble after crashing his Aston Martin in Saint Petersburg, and then allegedly leaving the scene because he didn't have a driver's license. The boy, who is a soccer player, reportedly bought the sports car with his own money and owned it just three days before the collision.


The four occupants of a minivan in Michigan were in for a terrifying ride early in the morning on January 7. Their minivan got lodged under the back of a semi's trailer, and the vehicle was drug 16 miles along Interstate 75. During that time, the driver was on the phone with 911 but couldn't exactly say where the stricken van was because of the snowy conditions.


Police in Ohio were confused after a man involved in an early morning car accident couldn't be found. Six hours later, he turned up inside the vehicle at the nearby tow yard where the vehicle was taken. It's not clear whether responders missed the injured man or if he returned to the vehicle at some point.


Obese people are 78 percent more likely to die in a crash

America's well-publicized weight problem and aging population of baby boomers is collaborating to bring about a change in the humble crash test dummy, as automakers and safety regulators are attempting to build vehicles even better suited to our changing population.


We've seen some truly harrowing videos from Russian dashcams, recently. However, none of them rise to the level of weirdness as this latest one. Apparently in Russia, just because you're dressed as a quartet of children's cartoon characters, doesn't make you immune from road rage.


Young women and men crash in different ways and at different times

A new study from Kansas State University found that young men and women crash their cars at different times and in different ways.


Prosecutors lacked physical evidence tying Dad to shooting death of driver who killed two young boys

A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.


Rescue workers driven back by swarms

A Michigan man on Wednesday after crashing his car into an abandoned home infested with bees.


D.C. and Massachusetts motorists enjoy the safest driving in the nation

Your odds of dying in a traffic accident depend a lot on where you live.

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