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Transportation Disasters

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  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...
  • Heart-Healthy Rides

    Just as a prudent owner cares for their car via regular maintenance, tomorrow’s vehicles will be able to care for their drivers by helping them keep track of their medical conditions. ¬†Engineers at Ford are developing a car seat that incorporates a...
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers

    Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers
    Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren’t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous. According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
  • Fatal Car Crash On Route 9 In Deep River

    A 28-year-old man is dead after a one-car crash Thursday night in Deep River and the driver has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A 2003 Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Route 9 near exit 5 when the driver, Mark...
  • Police: School Bus Accident In Portland

    Police are responding to Cox Road where a school bus and a pick truck crashed near Penfield Hill Road, police said. No injuries have been reported, said police spokesman Lt. Ron Milardo. The road remains open.
  • Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars

    Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars
    As three Arabbers rode through South Baltimore on their horse-drawn fruit cart, a Chevrolet Impala barreled toward them. The men jumped off just before the car slammed their wagon into a utility pole, spilling watermelons and cantaloupes across the...
  • Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC

    Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC
    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...
  • GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge

    General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave. The company also said it will...
  • Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market

    Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case

    Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case
    Toyota Motor Co. and the Justice Department have agreed on a $1.2-billion settlement to close a criminal probe into whether the automaker handled cases of sudden acceleration properly, according to media reports. The settlement -- which could be...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...