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  • State laws vary for cellphone use behind the wheel

    WASHINGTON — The risks of distracted driving are real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that more than nine people are killed and more than 1,150 injured each day in crashes in which distracted…

  • Study: Bad drivers in D.C. area face nation’s strictest penalties

    WASHINGTON — Say what you will about how awful it is to drive in the nation’s capital, a new study could give drivers another reason to complain. A recent WalletHub report compared driving laws in all 50…

  • Study: D.C. is one of the worst cities for drivers

    WASHINGTON — It may come as no surprise that the D.C. area is home to some of the worst traffic in the nation, but a new study is saying the District is one of the…

  • D.C. makes list of worst cities for car drivers

    WASHINGTON — Drivers sitting in Washington-area traffic at least have some bragging rights: The nation’s capital comes in at number two on NerdWallet’s “Worst Cities for Car Drivers” list. D.C. just missed the top mark awarded…

  • Va. agencies demonstrate ways to make roads safer (Video)

    WASHINGTON — With a goal of making sure more people get where they are going in Northern Virginia safely, police, transit agencies and bicycle and pedestrian advocates gathered Friday at Reston Town Center to share…

  • AAA study details Americans’ driving habits

    WASHINGTON – Do you drive a lot? Do you spend more time behind the wheel than the average person? Now you can find out for sure. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety…

  • Safe driving campaign for teens starts in Virginia

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — A safe driving message for teenagers has kicked off in Virginia. The Arrive Alive campaign focuses on the increased risk of teen driver crashes during warm weather months, including during prom…

  • Distraction a factor in 6 in 10 teen driver crashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited…

  • 4-wheel drive is not foolproof in snow

    DALE CITY, Va. — Even as schools close and transportation leaders ask people to stay off the roads, police and other experts have advice for drivers who do have to be out when it’s snowing…

  • Virginia bill gives lower threshold to red light camera ticket appeals

      WASHINGTON — Drivers will get another chance to challenge red light camera tickets if a bill passed by the Virginia House of Delegates on Feb. 3 becomes law.   The bill sets a lower threshold for…

  • Bill would pack more punch into D.C. distracted driving tickets

    WASHINGTON – Distracted driving could cost more than just a  ticket if a new bill proposed in the D.C. City Council becomes law. The bill, introduced by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, would cost repeat offenders their…

  • Guide to government claims for pothole damage

    WASHINGTON – In the days and weeks ahead, potholes will bloom on area roads as predictably as flowers in spring.  Driving into a pothole can cause a blown tire, a bent wheel rim or worse…

  • Virginia bill would change speed for reckless driving charges

    WASHINGTON — A bill moving forward in Virginia would allow drivers to go faster before triggering reckless driving charges. Under current law, drivers can be charged with the criminal offense of reckless driving if they’re caught…

  • Driving tips to prepare you for winter roads

    WASHINGTON – If practice makes perfect, then it follows that little practice makes, well, not-so-good. The collective capability of this area’s drivers to cope with winter weather is much-maligned, to the point of the discussion…

  • Public perception of drugged driving skewed

    WASHINGTON — Public perception about drugged driving isn’t keeping pace with the growing number of states legalizing marijuana. AAA Mid-Atlantic believes too many people fail to respect the gravity and potential danger of drugged driving. “Eighty-five percent…