Latest Road safety News

$23 million in state funds will improve roads near schools

Apr. 22, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will spend $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools, according to the governor's office. The dollars will fund nearly 70 projects in 44 counties. Some of the projects include sidewalks and new turning lanes near schools,...

South Carolina driver killed by exploding air bag inflator

Apr. 21, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A driver in South Carolina is the latest person to be killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. Honda said Wednesday that a faulty driver's air bag blew apart in a crash involving a 2002 Honda Accord in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The company...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 21, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 20 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the Derek Chauvin trial: After all the vivid and searing images connected to the killing of...

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

Apr. 19, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fiery crash of a Tesla near Houston with no one behind the wheel is drawing scrutiny from two federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Honolulu seeks public input to improve Ala Wai Boulevard

Apr. 15, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is seeking public input for a project to improve the safety, especially for bicyclists and pedestrians, along Ala Wai Boulevard, a three-lane thoroughfare that runs through Waikiki. An administrator for the Honolulu Department of Transportation...

Deaths in vehicle crashes up 38% in South Dakota last year

Apr. 14, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — One-hundred-41 people died in traffic crashes in 2020, increasing 38% from a year earlier, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday. The number of crashes in which the fatalities occurred was 132 last year according to statistics...

Proposal allowing ATVs on Alaska roads draws safety concerns

Apr. 11, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to allow off-road vehicles on Alaska roads has raised safety concerns and enforcement questions. Currently, state law only allows people to drive off-road vehicles across roads and not on...

Missing driver, 88, found safe hundreds of miles away

Apr. 08, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — An older Ohio man who went missing after he told family members he was taking his antique pickup truck in for service was found safe several hundred miles away in Pennsylvania. Police stopped the truck, a 1946 Hudson, in Kingston just before 9 p.m....

Lawmaker apologizes for doing video hearing while driving

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A state senator from Washington has apologized after she participated in a legislative video hearing while she drove a car to the Capitol. The Seattle Times reports that Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, said her attempt to multitask Tuesday morning while...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ April 7 The Valdosta Daily Times on voting laws: Democrats do not want people who are not U.S. citizens to vote in our elections. We know...