5/11/17 12NewsNow.com
New York may be first to legalize "TEXTALYZER"
New York -- There is growing support in Albany for New York to become the first state in the nation to legalize the use of a so-called "textalyzer" machine in order to combat the growing problem of distracted ...

5/10/17 ArkansasMatters.com
Little Rock Police Create New Unit to Decrease Accident Response Times
Little Rock Police are working to cut down long response time to accidents not just with help from cops but help from people. Police are working on creating a group of civilians to take accident reports. Police said this new unit will help clear accidents and also let patrol officers focus ...

5/10/17 WTKR.com
Medication slashes crash risk for drivers with ADHD, study finds
Car accidents occur at dramatically lower rates among medicated ADHD patients in the United States than among those not taking medicine, according to a study of more than 2.3 million people published Wednesday in ...

5/10/17 WNEM TV 5
Push to make side guards mandatory on semi trucks
There are few vehicle accidents as deadly as when a car careens into the side of a big rig tractor trailer. An auto safety group said that danger can be dramatically reduced. New tests show strong side guards on semi trucks can prevent ...

5/10/17 Mountain View Standard
Aftermath of flooding: Millions of dollars in damage
Missouri -- The rain has stopped but the work has just begun. Floodwaters devastated and even destroyed homes, businesses, public recreation areas and roadways throughout Missouri. The cost of the damage is still being gathered but ...

5/10/17 Insurance Journal
U.S. Weather Remains Biggest Driver of Global Insurance Losses in 2017: Aon
Severe weather in the U.S. remains the largest contributor to global insurance losses in 2017 after April continued the trend with multi-billion dollar losses for public and private insurers, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development ...

5/9/17 KLEW TV
Law Enforcement Implement Unique Method to Catch Distracted Drivers
Idaho -- A KLEW News special report of a new kind of crackdown where police hide in plain sight. Alex Crescenti shows us how Moscow Police officers are finding distracted drivers. Up on the Palouse local agencies are teaming up once ...

5/9/17 The Denver Post
Is Monday’s hail storm among Denver area’s costliest natural events? Agency that tallies them in “wait and see” mode
Colorado -- The damage from Monday’s hailstorm was severe and widespread in the Denver metro area, breaking out windows at a university, flooding sections of a hospital and shattering windshields and pummeling roofs on scores of cars. But was the storm destructive enough to make it on to the top 10 list of Colorado’s most damaging ...

5/9/17 Florida Politics
Governor signs landmark ride-sharing legislation into law
Florida -- Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Tuesday a bill that creates statewide regulations for ride-booking companies, like Uber and Lyft. “I’m proud to sign this legislation today to make it easier for ridesharing companies to thrive in Florida and help ensure the safety of our families,” said Scott in a statement. “Florida is one of the most business-friendly states in the nation ...

5/9/17 Chicago Tribune
Nearly 360 nabbed in police crackdown, 62 for distracted driving
Illinois -- Nearly 360 tickets and warnings — 62 to people using cellphones — were issued during the Naperville Police Department's first-ever "distracted driving" crackdown. The campaign, conducted from April 24 to 28, was coordinated by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police ...