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Where Pedestrian Deaths Are Up, Is Marijuana To Blame?

Pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents have reached levels not seen in years, and a safety group has sought to explain why. It has identified several possible causes, like digital distractions and an increase in driving. Now it has added another: marijuana. Over the first six months of 2017, pedestrian fatalities …

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NHTSA Urged to Reconsider Extensions for Takata Repairs

The recently reported death involving a Takata airbag in a Ford Ranger in West Virginia should prompt a federal review of extensions granted to manufacturers in recalling millions of vehicles equipped with the defective product, a consumer advocacy group says. The Center for Auto Safety wants the National Highway Transportation …

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GM poised to deliver far-off future — next year

DETROIT — General Motors is on the cusp of delivering a transportation future that many of its competitors are only beginning to envision. The automaker on Friday announced plans to launch public ride-hailing services with autonomous vehicles that don’t have manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals. The proposed starting date: …

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