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  • Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)

    Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)
    There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims. According to U.S....
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...
  • Rear-end accident deaths not as common

    Question: Do you have any statistics on rear-end accidents (from cars) while stopped at intersections aboard a motorcycle? -- Rick Lenning, Brea Answer: The only information I have about rear-end accidents has to do with fatal motorcycle crashes, and it...
  • Daylight Savings Means More Driving in the Dark

     
    So you're probably getting ready to change your car's clock in preparation for daylight saving time this weekend, but have you prepared yourself for the new drive time? Turning the clocks back an hour means commuters will be spending much......
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • NHTSA Sees No Decline in Distracted Driving

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported startling statistics it hopes will encourage people to pay attention while driving. In 2011, licensed motorists in the U.S. numbered 212 million while the number answering calls on a mobile...
  • Tour bus crash near Yucaipa kills eight

     
    The bus that crashed on a narrow mountain road near Yucaipa, Calif., on Sunday night, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 30 others, had been cited repeatedly in recent months for poor maintenance....
  • Tour bus crash: Authorities comb through 'gruesome' wreckage

     
    Authorities are questioning the bus driver in a crash that killed eight and injured dozens near Yucaipa after it hit a sedan and veered into oncoming traffic – apparently after mechanical problems....
  • Tour bus crash: Tijuana excursion agency suspends operations

     
    The Tijuana-based agency that contracted the bus that flipped on a mountain road near Yucaipa suspended operations as investigators continued to comb the wreckage of the crash, which killed seven people and injured dozens of others....
  • Runaway tour bus: Passengers screamed, prayed before crash

     
    The passengers on a runaway bus that apparently lost its brakes in a fatal weekend accident near Yucaipa clung to each other and said a prayer before the bus rolled down the hillside, killing seven people....
  • Fatal tour bus crash: Troubled bus company had been cited repeatedly

     
    A tour bus crash on a narrow mountain road near Yucaipa, Calif., on Sunday night that killed at least eight people and injured more than 30 others involved a bus company with a troubled safety record. The bus bore a......