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4 years 2 months ago

Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009

The government says the number of people killed in crashes connected to driver distraction fell last year but still remain an epidemic. The Transportation Department said Monday that 5,474 people were killed in 2009 in crashes reported to have involved distracted driving, a 6 percent decline from the more...

4 years 2 months ago

After blast, regulators want tougher pipeline oversight

The Obama administration is seeking tighter oversight of the nation's pipelines and stronger penalties for violations of pipeline safety rules after a deadly explosion in California. The legislation was submitted to Congress Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The proposal follows several major pipeline accidents. A Pacific Gas...

4 years 6 months ago

Toyota may be hit with more fines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says more fines are possible for Toyota Motor Corp. if further safety violations are uncovered. LaHood said Monday that documents submitted by Toyota to the U.S. government are still being reviewed, and he would not hesitate to impose more penalties. He spoke at...

4 years 8 months ago

LaHood: cars on recall list "are not safe"

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the Toyotas listed on the recall list "are not safe." Testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, LaHood says his department's Web site lists "every Toyota that's up for recall." And he says, "I want anybody who has one of those...

4 years 9 months ago

LaHood: Toyota taking safety concerns seriously

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says Toyota's leaders have assured him they are taking safety concerns "very seriously." In a statement, LaHood said the transportation agency will "remain in constant communication with Toyota to hold them to that promise." Toyota said Tuesday it was recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid...

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