Transportation safety

September 05, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand. The ride-hailing company has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a hands-free...
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September 01, 2018 - 7:36 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike. Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself Africa's...
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People stand by a small white coffin of a child ahead of a funeral service for some of the victims of a collapsed highway bridge, in Genoa's exhibition center Fiera di Genova, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Saturday has been declared a national day of mourning in Italy and includes a state funeral at the industrial port city's fair grounds for those who plunged to their deaths as the 45-meter (150-foot) tall Morandi Bridge gave way Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 18, 2018 - 3:20 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, traffic heads eastbound on Rt 50 in Bowie, Md. Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration’s finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. In announcing the mileage proposal, the administration said the freeze would save 1,000 lives a year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 14, 2018 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths. In announcing the mileage proposal earlier this month, officials with the EPA...
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Workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport enter a secured area of the airport through a screening area Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. A turboprop plane was stolen from the airport by an airline ground agent on Friday, and later crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound, killing the man. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 13, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. "This is too big a deal. It's not going to go away...
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Passengers wait in a hall of terminal 1 of the Frankfurt, Germany, Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 after parts of a terminal were evaucated over concerns that at least one person may have entered the facility's security area unchecked. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 11:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police evacuated part of a terminal at Germany's busiest airport Tuesday after a security official mistakenly allowed a French family that hadn't completed required security checks into a secure area. Federal police stopped flights from boarding and kept passengers out of area A of...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 07, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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August 01, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm,...
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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, as they walk away from the crash site in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Passengers in plane crashes like the Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say. People are now less likely to be trapped by collapsed seats and floors, especially if the plane comes to rest more...
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A Chinese relative of a victim in the recent boat sinking is consoled at the Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. from Chalong pier in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Thai authorities have begun operations to salvage a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 41 people, as they search for another 14 missing tourists. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2018 - 2:18 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on a boat capsizing in Thailand (all times local): 1 p.m. China is warning its people to be careful during water-based activities when traveling abroad after a fatal boat capsizing in Thailand. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Monday that travelers should...
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