| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday.
The proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would upgrade...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:14 AM
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — For hours, traffic on a busy interstate that connects Chicago to Detroit stood still, blocked by a massive pileup involving more than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers.
Three people died Thursday and more than 20 were...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:52 AM
ATLANTA, Ga. -- It was just a few inches of snow, but for the normally balmy South, enough of it fell to throw life into turmoil for millions of people from Louisiana to Virginia on Wednesday, trapping Atlanta motorists overnight on highways and forcing...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman found himself in the same situation as many residents of Atlanta on Tuesday -- stuck in an epic traffic jam caused by a rare winter storm.
Going on 5 and a half hours in this traffic! Atlanta traffic is the worst but...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:41 PM
After health experts determined that air quality was safe within city limits, officials in Casselton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon lifted a voluntary evacuation order that had been issued after a collision involving a train carrying crude oil released...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:45 AM
If you're handing out New Year's best wishes for the "losers" in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, save some heart for the people tasked with implementing the new law in red states -- the dozens of states where legislative obstruction has left...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:23 PM
A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If you've ever sat at the pub after work sipping your favorite Cabernet or craft brew, then you've probably wondered: When is it safe to drive home? If your blood alcohol concentration reaches .08%, that means someone else should take the keys.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:01 PM
LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to CES, most people think of small portable devices and other electronic gadgets.
But this year the hottest new gadget at the giant consumer electronics show may well be the car.
Automakers are embracing smartphone and...