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Mexico Plane Crash Leaves Five Dead, More Injured

Five people are dead and two were injured when a small airplane crashed in Mexico on Thursday en route to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The plane took off from the port of Tampico in Tamaulipas, known officially as …

Hanscom Plane Crash: Two Victims Identified

The Hanscom plane crash that occurred in Bedford, Massachusetts on Saturday night tragically claimed the lives of seven people. Two of those people have now been positively identified. The plane was a private Gulfstream IV jet. It crashed as it …

Alaska Near Miss: NTSB Investigates

An Alaska Airlines passenger jet had a “near miss” with a smaller cargo aircraft above Anchorage’s Fire Island. The passenger plane from Portland, Oregon, which was carrying 143 passengers, was scheduled to land at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on …

New Mexico Helicopter Crash Injures Pilot

The pilot of a medivac helicopter was injured after crash landing on the roof of University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday at around 6 p.m. Two other medical personnel were on board, but were unhurt. The pilot’s injuries …

Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Urged by NTSB Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Urged by NTSB

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week issued guidelines meant to totally eliminate alcohol-related car crashes. Among their recommendations is that states lower their blood alcohol driving limits to 0.05. “Most Americans think that we’ve solved the problem …

BlackBerry Ditched by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board BlackBerry Ditched by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
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The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is looking to replace all of its BlackBerry devices with iPhone 5′s. The agency posted a notice to the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking firms that can handle the the transfer of the …

Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger
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For advocates wanting the outright ban of cellphone use while driving, a tragic story out of Hartford, Connecticut is unfortunate ammo for the cause. According to the AP, 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey was killed in March after his was struck while …

No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support

There are plenty of things that a driver can do to distract him/herself to a dangerous degree – texting, disciplining children, drinking beer, eating a meatball sub, etc. And while most people can agree that first thing on that list, …

Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “distracted driving is becoming the new DUI; it’s becoming an epidemic.” And in order to combat this, they are recommending a nationwide ban on cellphone use while driving. This would include text …