Indiana Senate endorses ban on motorists using handheld phones

Indianapolis, Indiana

A proposal that would prohibit motorists from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads seems to be on its way to becoming law. The Indiana Senate voted 43-4 Tuesday in support of the bill that supporters say is intended at making roadways safer by combating distracted driving. House members endorsed previous month a similar version of the bill that would […]

Car salesman gets 6½ years for scamming over $3 million

car salesman

A former salesman at a Florida Porsche dealership has been sentenced to jail for scamming over 30 customers out of about $3 million by creating misleading sales orders for rare cars. U.S. District Judge Rodney Smith sentenced Shiraaz Sookralli, 45, in Fort Lauderdale federal court. Sookralli pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit mail fraud […]

Whiteout causes 200-car pileup near Montreal leaving two dead

Canada, Quebec, multi vehicle crash

Canadian police stated Wednesday that whiteout occurrences likely triggered a huge pileup involving about 200 vehicles south of Montreal.  Two people died in the collision, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Quebec provincial police informed that about a dozen people were sent to hospital with small to serious injuries after the midday crash in La Prairie, […]

Driver arrested after he and 50 other vehicles blocked an Anaheim intersection

Anaheim intersection

A driver was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving in California after he and at least 50 other vehicles obstructed an Anaheim intersection as part of a street takeover around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, police stated. Police replied to Brookhurst Street and Crescent Avenue after multiple callers reported the issue involving cars which were blocking the […]

NTSB releases details in two crashes involving Tesla Autopilot

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X crashed into a concrete barrier had earlier complained regarding the SUV malfunctioning on that same stretch of Silicon Valley freeway. His complaints were detailed last week in documents released by federal investigators in two Tesla crashes associating Autopilot, one in California and the other in […]

Police arrest 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show

brussels car show protestors arrested

Police arrested 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday following the staged demonstration conducted by the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion at a car show in protest at the auto industry’s role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change. The protest came some days after the European Commission revealed ideas on how to finance its […]