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New York crash that killed 20 is a 'wake-up call' for limo safety

Limo passengers are not required to wear seatbelts

Limo passengers are not required to wear seatbelts.

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Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas

Life jackets won't save you: ‘You drown if you do, you drown if you don't’

Life jackets won't save you: 'You drown if you do, you drown if you don't'

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NHTSA disputes Tesla safety claim, says it ‘did not assess’ Autopilot

Report Tesla points to was ‘cursory,’ safety agency says

A U.S. traffic safety regulator on Wednesday contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes, saying that regulators "did not assess" the system's effectiveness in a 2017 report.

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Tesla's Elon Musk, NTSB chairman discuss fatal Autopilot crash

Agency was ‘unhappy’ with Tesla’s disclosures in an open investigation

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk had a "constructive conversation" on the agency's probe into a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle that was operating in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, the agency said on Monday.

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Tesla driver in fatal 'Autopilot' crash got numerous warnings

During a 37-minute drive, his hands were on the wheel for 25 seconds.

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NTSB proposes lowering blood alcohol limit on drunk driving laws

In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a set of recommendations, 19 in total, calling for more stringent laws and enforcement. "Most Americans think that we've solved the problem of impaired driving, but in fact, it's still a national epidemic," NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said. "On average, every hour one person is killed and 20 more are injured."

Faulty Lithium-Ion Batteries Ground Boeing's Dreamliner: Should EV Drivers Be Concerned?

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner demonstrates that not all lithium-ion batteries are created equal

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New Year's Day, not St. Patrick's, most deadly on US roads

Earlier this month, as part of its conclusions to an investigation into wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommend ignition interlocks for all those convicted of a DUI. That means every first-time offender couldn't start his car until he had satisfied the breathalyzer attached to his ignition. With the nation's deadliest hours for drunk driving approaching, New Year's Day, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has pointed out the dangers of the holid

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NTSB wants to ban mobile phone and electronics use in cars across the country [UPDATE]

In August of last year, a 19-year-old pickup driver received 11 texts in as many minutes while traveling down a Missouri highway outside Gray Summit. The truck rear-ended a stopped tractor trailer at speed, which was then struck by not one, but two school buses, resulting in a massive, multi-car pileup that left 38 people injured and two dead – including the serial texter and a 15-year-old student riding in one of the buses.

Report: Baby boomers about to flood roads with older drivers

Next year, the very first Baby Boomers will be 65 years old. By 2025, nearly one in five drivers will be 65 or older. Looking even further ahead, the number of licensed drivers over age 65 is set to double in 2030, to 57 million. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that the government needs to prepare for this and work towards reducing death and injury rates for elderly drivers.