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1 dead, 1 injured in plane crash at Tucson's Ryan Field

One person was killed and another critically injured when a small plane crashed at Ryan Airfield on Tucson's far West Side on Tuesday morning.... Read more»

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Union Pacific RR worker killed in industrial accident near Tucson

A worker on the Union Pacific railway died on the job this weekend in an industrial accident east of Tucson, officials said. James Morgan was fatally injured Sunday while working on the rail line in the Vail area.... Read more»

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»

Battle looms over Trump bid to ease safety rules for big trucks

This week, the Trump administration formally proposed easing the rules over rest breaks truck drivers must take, and giving them more flexibility over their on- and off-duty time.... Read more»

Number of tire-related deaths may be undercounted

Without saying why, federal traffic safety officials have quietly altered crash data, revealing that more than three times as many people die in wrecks linked to tire failures than previously acknowledged.... Read more»

McSally describes scene of deadly Va. Amtrak crash

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said Wednesday's crash of an Amtrak train carrying GOP members of Congress to a retreat was "an awful tragedy for the victims, for the families." One person died and another is fighting for his life after the crash in Virginia.... Read more»

Can America’s air safety watchdogs police aviation fraud?

A government audit of the FAA—the agency responsible for ensuring airline safety—said it had consistently failed to alert federal law enforcement authorities about cont parts installed in U.S. airplanes.... Read more»

Authorities ID 2 men killed in Tucson plane crash

The two men who were killed when a small airplane crash at Tucson International Airport on Monday have been identified by authorities as Jeffrey Green, 56, and Daniel Rodriguez, 38. ... Read more»

Feds want to run flimsy motorcycle helmets off the road

After years of inaction, federal regulators are trying to crack down on the use of cheap novelty helmets linked to thousands of motorcycle crash deaths and injuries in recent years.... Read more»

Gov't data sharpens focus on crude-oil train routes

A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what’s known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face. ... Read more»

Private jet crashes in Aspen after flight from Tucson

Updated: A private jet crashed at the Aspen, Colo., airport Sunday after a flight from Tucson. One man was killed in the crash, and two others injured. The 1994 Canadair Challenger twin-engine jet had flown from Toluca, Mexico, to Tucson earlier Sunday morning. "The aircraft was fully engulfed in flames and had flipped over after impact," authorities said.... Read more»

Despite deaths, motorcycle groups strive to stop helmet laws

In a highly touted safety achievement, deaths on the nation's roads and highways have fallen sharply in recent years, to the lowest total in more than a half-century. But motorcyclists have missed out on that dramatic improvement, and the news for them has been increasingly grim.... Read more»2

Obama administration heeds industry call to ease rail safety rules

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will scale back federal rail safety rules spurred by a Southern California train wreck in 2008 that killed 25 people and hurt 135 others.... Read more»

Bill to require car booster seats takes first step in state Senate

A bill that would require children between the ages of 5 and 8 or who are shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches to ride in booster seats took its first step Wednesday in the state Senate.... Read more»

Texting ban reaches dead end; booster seat bill advances

The latest attempt to ban texting while driving in Arizona has reached a dead end at the Legislature.... Read more»

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