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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • Spotlight on Safety

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2010. Although that is the lowest level since record-keeping began in 1949, a vehicle-related fatality occurs an average of once every 16 minutes.
  • Ford brings fantasy baseball to cars

    Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball to Cars: Have we gone too far? I have a heart-wrenching internal struggle when it comes to in-car connectivity. On the one hand, I love having navigation, my iPod and phone contacts all easily accessed when I’m driving....

    Shrinking revenue spurs gas tax alternatives

    WASHINGTON It was the potholes that convinced real estate broker Lester Friedman that there had to be a better way to pay for road construction and repairs. Friedman, who lives in Bend, Ore., drives about 8,000 miles a year in his 1999 Chevrolet...

    Rail oil tankers, victim of U.S. safety rules, also unwanted in Canada

    WASHINGTON/CALGARY (Reuters) - Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in...

    DUI crackdown begins today

    DUI crackdown begins today
    A national crackdown on impaired begins today and lasts through the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1. Local participating agencies in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort include @SunrisePoliceFL, @MiramarPD and Plantation Police. ...