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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Distracted Driving Campaign Targets 'Big Fat Myth' of Hands-Free Safety

     
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...
  • Texting-While-Driving Consequences Vary by State

     
    Generally speaking, a moving violation is when a driver breaks the law while their vehicle is in motion. Examples of patently dangerous actions include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding and running a stop sign. But what......
  • 2014 Nissan Rogue Earns NHTSA Four-Star Overall Safety Rating

     
    Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest crash scores for new vehicles. Nissan's redesigned 2014 Rogue received a four-star overall score out of five stars with just a three-star frontal crash score, which are...
  • 2015 Dodge Charger: First Look

     
    Competes with: Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Impala Looks like: Dodge Dart styling replaced retro-chic Powertrains: Standard 292 hp, 3.6-liter V-6, optional 370-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; eight-speed automatic; optional all-wheel...
  • It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Put the Phone Down

     
    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This topic is particularly meaningful to my family this year, as someone close to us was involved in a distracted driving tragedy just weeks ago. While it always seems like something that happens to......
  • Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept at 2011 New York Auto Show

     
    Looks like: Scion is finally backing its bark with bite Defining characteristics: 2.0-liter boxer engine and rear-wheel drive Ridiculous features: There???s virtually no clearance between the wheels and fenders; that???s a recipe for disaster against...
  • Toyota Expands U.S. Production Slowdown

     
    The impact of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is only just beginning to affect North American Toyota production. After previously stated production slowdowns for the end of April, Toyota has officially announced that slowdowns will continue throughout...
  • Justice for teen victim: Ex-BSO deputy charged in fatal wreck

     
    Grand juries usually give great deference to police officers carrying out official duties, even when something goes wrong. But a grand jury couldn't excuse the tragic -- and apparently reckless -- ride that a rookie Broward Sheriff's Office deputy took......
  • Toyota: Reduced Production To Last Until End of 2011

     
    Toyota has been expanding its production slowdowns in response to the Japanese earthquake last month. Today, the company announced global production won???t be back to normal until November or December. Nearly 150 parts that Toyota uses to build its...
  • Rain risks increasing today, tomorrow

     
    There were a few sprinkles on the windshield this morning, but we're likely to see more as the day - and night - progress. Forecasters out at Sterling are calling for isolated showers for Central Maryland this morning, increasing to......
  • Flash Flood Warnings for northwest suburbs

     
    The National Weather Service has posted Flash Flood Warnings (dark red on map) for portions of Carroll, Baltimore and Harford counties, effective until 1:30 p.m. Thursday.(Click here for updated watches and warnings.)The warnings come on top of the...