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Jennifer Homendy speaks into a microphone.

NTSB Chair: Focus on Road Safety Must Shift to Entire System

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The new chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants governments and businesses to change the way they look at highway safety.
A Tesla electric vehicle emblem is affixed to a passenger vehicle in Boston.

U.S. Asks Tesla How Autopilot Responds to Emergency Vehicles

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The U.S. government wants detailed information on how Tesla's Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways.

PA Move Over Law Goes into Effect

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Motorists approaching an emergency scene must now slow down or move to a lane farther away from the emergency to avoid a substantial fine.
The photo shows first responders at a crash scene.

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns

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The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns.
The back of an ambulance.

NHTSA to Host Workshops on Recent Trends in Risky Driving

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For EMS, this can mean responding to more frequent and more severe crashes as well as facing more dangerous situations while working on the scene of these incidents.

Another Dose: Reducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations

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Dr. Candice McDonald and Robin Goldinger are joined by Jack Sullivan, the director of training of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association's Emergency Responder Safety Institute, and Ohio State Troopers Lt. Jeff Greene and PIO/Sgt. Ray Santiago.

Two Medics, Three Firefighters Hurt after Being Struck at CO Crash Scene

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Three firefighters and two EMTs were hospitalized in Colorado after they were struck by a car while operating at the scene of an accident, according to a report.