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Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the roads after the coronavirus pandemic forced many to stay at home. ...

Repeat DUI offenders in Taiwan to have faces disclosed from March 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Repeat drunk drivers will have their faces revealed starting March 31 as Taiwan toughens rules to prevent traffic accidents caused by impaired driving. An amendment to ...

Study: Fewer crashes after Utah sets strictest DUI law in US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Traffic deaths decreased in Utah after the state enacted the strictest drunken driving laws in the nation five years ago, new research published Friday by a U.S. government agenc...

Drunk driving in Taiwan causing injury now punishable by prison sentence, up to NT$3 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amendment to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act (道路交通管理處罰條例) passed the third legislative reading on Monday (Jan. 24), which will impose stiffer penalties for ...

Taiwan mulling heavier punishment for drunk driving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a spate of DUI incidents, Taiwan is considering severe penalties for those who commit additional offenses while driving drunk. The Cabinet is considering a th...

Biden's highway safety pick vows to reduce US traffic deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to run the nation’s highway safety agency pledged Thursday to attack a crisis of fatal car crashes by implementing safety rules to deter impaired driving w...

Rhoden, Seton Hall rally late to beat No. 4 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jared Rhoden scored 16 points, helping Seton Hall rally to beat No. 4 Michigan 67-65 on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (2-1) had a chance to extend the game wi...

2 Duke basketball players face DWI-related charges

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The grandson of Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and the coach's prized freshman recruit who's considered a top NBA prospect face charges related to impaired driving, ac...

After DWI stop, Banchero plays for No. 7 Duke in win

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero started for Duke two days after he was cited for aiding and abetting impaired driving, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds in the seventh-ranked Blue Devils'...

Man shot by trooper among many with mental illness history

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A man fatally shot by a Virginia state trooper after a police chase and a crash that killed his passenger had been mentally ill for years, according to court records. ...

Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars. It’s one of the mandates along with a burst of...

Ohio State QB Miller suspended, cited for impaired driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State third-string quarterback Jack Miller III was suspended from the team after being arrested early Friday and cited for operating a vehicle while impaired. ...

NTSB chief: focus on road safety must shift to entire system

DETROIT (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants governments and businesses to change the way they look at highway safety, considering the whole system rather tha...

Virginia lawmakers down to the wire on key marijuana bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers were expected to vote Saturday on a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use in 2024, but negotiations were running down to the wire. ...

Virginia lawmakers pass marijuana legalization bills

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation Friday that would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, with retail sales starting several years down th...