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Va. toughens underage drinking and driving penalties

Harsher penalties for underage drinking and driving start in Virginia on July 1.

Tags: DUI , underage drinking , drinking and driving , Kurt Ericksoni , WRAP , Washington Regional Alcohol Program ,

Sunday - 06/19/2011, 09:02am EDT

Survey: Your kids are watching your distracted driving

You might not want to admit it, but it's a pretty good bet you're doing some distracted driving. A new study finds your child, in the car with you, is watching closely.

Tags: distracted driving , Ford Motor , survey ,

Saturday - 05/07/2011, 09:45am EDT

D.C. ranks highest among nation's safest roads

The WTOP listening area may have the worst driving commute in the country but it isn't all bad news out there. A study indicates D.C. roads are among the nation's safest.

Tags: National Highway Safety Association , Governors Highway Safety Association , Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , traffic , traffic accidents , Traffic deaths

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 08:51am EST

Drivers, pedestrians adjust to sun setting earlier

AAA Mid Atlantic is warning drivers to be extra careful behind the wheel as they adjust to having less light during their evening commutes.

Tags: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , AAA , AAA Mid-Atlantic , John Townsend , traffic accidents , pedestrian deaths , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:04pm EST

Seniors opt to stay in the driver's seat

When elderly drivers make a mistake, a dramatic crash can often set off calls to start testing older people more frequently for their driving abilities.

Tags: Driving , Elderly drivers , Frederick Police Department ,

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 12:09pm EST

Red light cams: Safety measure or money maker?

Whether you love them or hate them, red light cameras have become a fixture in the D.C. region and all across the country.

Tags: red light cameras , Howard County Police , Michael Geraci , Anne McCartt , Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , Glenn Hansen , Dan Danila , National Motorists Association

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:00pm EDT