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Tesla drivers who abuse Autopilot could lose Autosteer function

Tesla might soon be planning to limit Autopilot, but just for those drivers who abuse it. Following several crashes and one fatality, Autopilot updates in Tesla's version 8.0 software may include programming that limits functions for...Show More Summary

Woman Fatally Struck While Standing Outside Disabled Car On BQE, Driver In Custody

A 49-year-old woman was killed while standing outside her disabled car on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Greenpoint this morning. And the driver who struck her is now in custody. [ more › ]

Off-Duty Cop Hit With Manslaughter, DWI After Fatally Striking Pedestrians In Williamsburg

The off-duty police officer who allegedly drunkenly drove his SUV onto a Brooklyn sidewalk, killing one man and injuring three others,apparently moved from the drivers seat to the passenger side of his car. A witness explained that he...Show More Summary

Robber who fatally struck woman out of prison for similar crime

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A cellphone robber who killed a 78-year-old woman while fleeing police was recently let out of prison for killing another driver in 1989.

US Justice Dept. Assesses Minnesota Police Shooting Black Driver

The US authorities are assessing the situation regarding death of African-American man Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota, a spokesperson for the US Department of Justice said on Thursday.

Man who flashed knife at officer in Md. wanted to be killed, court files show

A driver deliberately sped to attract police and be fatally shot but was arrested, police said.

It Sure Looks Like the Tesla Driver Was Watching Harry Potter Before Fatal Crash

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There are some troubling new details about the deadly crash involving Tesla Autodrive . Police have confirmed that they found a DVD player in the car of a man who died earlier this week after his Telsa Model S hit a truck while in Autopilot mode. He was reportedly watching a Harry Potter movie when it happened. Read more...

Witness: Driver watched 'Harry Potter' as self-driving car crashed

The Ohio man who died while using the “Autopilot” feature on his Tesla electric car was watching 'Harry Potter' when he was fatally injured in a wreck while the car was in self-drive mood, according to a witness.        

Tesla car involved in fatal crash while in Autopilot mode, U.S. says

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today said it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Model S cars, following the death of a driver who was killed using the vehicle's Autopilot mode. (more…)

Tesla’s Autopilot is being investigated after a fatal crash

Tesla's Autopilot software often works like magic, but there's clearly a long road ahead before we find ourselves in a world filled with fully autonomous vehicles. Most recently, a driver of a 2015 Model S who had Tesla's Autopilot software...Show More Summary

Van Driver in Freddie Gray Case Found Not Guilty of Murder

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray suffered fatal injuries to his spinal cord last April has been found not guilty of murder. He was also cleared of all the other charges he faced, including manslaughter. Caesar Goodson Jr. Show More Summary

Driver Who Fatally Struck 4 People Leaving Christmas Concert Sentenced

Margo Bronstein plowed into a group of pedestrians leaving a church concert in December of 2014, killing three adults and a 6-year-old boy. [ more › ]

Christian Legislator Who Passed Dangerous Driver Bill Caught Preaching Into Camera While Driving

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert did a wonderful thing when he passed a law in 2013 criminalizing drivers who cause fatalities after not sleeping for 24 straight hours.But the Christian legislator was caught in his own hypocrisy when he uploaded a video of himself preaching while driving, staring into the camera every few seconds.

Truck Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Cyclist In Bushwick

The truck driver who struck and killed a female cyclist in Bushwick this morning has been arrested for failing to yield to her in the bike lane. [ more › ]

Fatal Road Crashes Involving Marijuana Double After Washington Legalizes Drug, New Report Finds

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, but legal limits for marijuana use among drivers are arbitrary and unsupported by science. Those are the main findings...Show More Summary

Killings in Compton have tripled this year, rattling nerves and testing a key aNti-crime initiative

Pastor Michael Fisher had just left his Compton church when he saw a red car punctured with bullet holes. The driver was slumped in the front seat. Another man who had been riding in the car was in the street nearby, fatally wounded and lying in his own blood. Fisher pulled over on South Wilmington...

Driver led police on high-speed chase, had a body in his trunk

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A 54-year-old driver who led police on a fatal high speed chase over the weekend had the body of a 41-year-old woman in his trunk.

James Loftis: Man Who Burned And Buried Two People Claims Self-Defense, Granted Bail

James Edward Loftis, 39, was granted bail on Monday, although he is accused of fatally shooting taxi driver Guma Oz Dubar, 46, and James Cody Newland, 32. Authorities said the South Carolina man failed to alert authorities that he shot the men dead, and instead opted to burn their bodies and bury them in his... Show More Summary

Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research. New research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are arbitrary and unsupported by science, which could result in unsafe motorists going free and others being wrongfully convicted for impaired driving.

AAA: Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2016) - Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. New research...Show More Summary

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