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  • Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt In Crash
    Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt In Crash

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company ......

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  • Kevin Ward Jr.'s Aunt Writes Open Letter Questioning Investigation
    Kevin Ward Jr.'s Aunt Writes Open Letter Questioning Investigation

    Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr.'s aunt read a prepared letter to USA Today Sports today addressing the incident that killed her nephew last month and the criminal investigation that released fellow driver Tony Stewart o......

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  • Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem
    Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

    A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration......

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  • No Sign Distracted Truck Driver Tried To Avoid Fatal Crash
    No Sign Distracted Truck Driver Tried To Avoid Fatal Crash

    A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collis......

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  • Man Charged With Four DUIs In 30-hour Span
    Man Charged With Four DUIs In 30-hour Span

    A man in Rhode Island with an apparently inexhaustible supply of cars and alcohol went on a two-day drunk-driving bender which ended with four crashed vehicles, four DUI charges and three trips to the hospital.Police say......

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  • Are Newer Guardrails Making Roads Less Safe?
    Are Newer Guardrails Making Roads Less Safe?

    More ABC news videos | Latest world newsAs if its name doesn't make it clear, the whole purpose of a guardrail is to prevent vehicles from leaving a roadway and veering into potentially even more dangerous territory. At ......

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  • Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car
    Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car

    Detroit once again tops a list of most expensive cities in America to insure a vehicle. Charlotte ranks as the cheapest.Detroit drivers pay an astounding 165 percent more than the national average for car insurance, acco......

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  • Motorcyclist Survives Encounter With Dangerous Semi Truck
    Motorcyclist Survives Encounter With Dangerous Semi Truck

    A motorcyclist in Brazil avoided being crushed by an oblivious truck driver with some Hollywood stuntman moves earlier this month.The biker, Douglas Vieira, was traveling in the passing lane on highway BR-324 in Bahia, B......

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  • Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry
    Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry

    Who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in a crash? That question has been on a lot of car insurers minds, and a new study from the RAND corporation shows they have every reason for concern.The vast majori......

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  • How Teen Driver Gender Is Linked To Crash Type
    How Teen Driver Gender Is Linked To Crash Type

    A new study from Kansas State University found that young men and women crash their cars at different times and in different ways.Researchers combed through data from the Kansas state transportation department's crash da......

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  • L.A. Cop Will Not Be Charged In Distracted Driving Death
    L.A. Cop Will Not Be Charged In Distracted Driving Death

    An L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy will not be charged in the death of a cyclist he hit and killed last December while he was driving and using his mobile on-board computer.Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Wood was returning from a ......

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  • Dad Acquitted In Slaying Of Driver Who Killed Sons
    Dad Acquitted In Slaying Of Driver Who Killed Sons

    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."This was a loss for everybody," said a visib......

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  • Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?
    Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?

    Allstate Insurance released its 10th annual "America's Best Drivers Report" this week. In reviewing millions of claims, and taking into account city density, population and weather, researchers compiled a comprehensive l......

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  • How To Survive A Wrong-Way Driver
    How To Survive A Wrong-Way Driver

    Police officers in England stopped a wrong-way driver on the M6 freeway on Monday night, using their car as a roadblock to stop the driver.Their quick action probably saved lives. The 77-year-old driver suffered from dem......

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  • Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage
    Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage

    Unintended consequences abound when it comes to emerging technology, and self-driving cars are no exception. Numerous ethical and legal dilemmas associated with autonomous vehicles are currently being explored and have b......

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  • Teen Dies Trying To Stop Drunk Friend From Driving
    Teen Dies Trying To Stop Drunk Friend From Driving

    video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerA teen in Coconut Creek, Florida was killed late Saturday night trying to stop his drunk friend from driving.Joseph Ianzano held on to the rear spoiler of the car ......

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  • Elderly Driver Gets Flip-Flops Tangled, Crashes Into Pool
    Elderly Driver Gets Flip-Flops Tangled, Crashes Into Pool

    An 85-year-old man was unharmed Saturday after he crashed his car into a backyard pool, authorities said.Officers responded around 11:45 a.m. to a report in Altadena, California, of a car crashing into a pool in the 2700......

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  • Tire Launched Into Stands During Monterey Car Week Race
    Tire Launched Into Stands During Monterey Car Week Race

    The Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is usually full of excitement, but one race over the weekend got a little too thrilling for some spectators after a crash launched a tire into the stands.The ......

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  • NASCAR's Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On NY Track
    NASCAR's Stewart Hits, Kills Driver On NY Track

    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.Ontario County Sheriff Phi......

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  • Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car
    Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car

    It was a terrible stretch for aviation.In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed......

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