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A move to ease the path for driverless vehicles draws fire from safety groups

U.S. transportation officials are seeking to ease deployment of driverless cars by amending certain safety standards, drawing strong protest from groups who say the move is premature because the safety of self-driving technology is unproven.... Read more»

Arizona ranked among worst states for laws that can stem traffic deaths

Drunk drivers, motorcyclists and young or distracted motorists make up the majority of those involved in fatal vehicle crashes, and many states are failing to pass key safety measures that could prevent such deaths, according to a new report by a highway safety group.... Read more»

Despite distracted-driving law, Arizona still ranks low on highway safety

Arizona enacted a ban on texting while driving last year, after 10 years of trying, but it still wasn’t enough to pull the state from the bottom of a national report card on traffic safety laws. ... Read more»

Lax laws make Arizona roads among nation's most dangerous

Arizona continues to fall short in its adoption of key traffic and vehicle safety laws, according to a national report that ranked states Thursday. Although a texting-while-driving bill has garnered bipartisan support in past years, it has not passed — and a Tucson Democrat backing the measure says it's too important to let go.... Read more»1

Arizona again ranked among lowest states for traffic safety laws

Arizona continues to fall “dangerously behind” in its adoption of key traffic and vehicle safety laws, according to a national report that ranked states Wednesday. Although a texting-while-driving bill has garnered bipartisan support in past years, it has not passed — and a Tucson Democrat backing the measure says this year will be another tough fight.... Read more»