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FMCSA report reveals alarming rise in fatal truck crashes

Fatal commercial truck and bus accidents are becoming worryingly common in Kentucky and other U.S. states according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency reports that the number of large buses and semi-tractor trailers involved in deadly collisions increased by 8 percent in 2015 to 4,311, and a similar surge was observed in the number of fatal accidents tractor-trailers are involved in per 100 million miles traveled.

Lawmakers seek to rein in autonomous vehicle testing

Leading figures in the technology sector and many road safety advocates say that car accidents in Kentucky and around the country could eventually be a thing of the past thanks to self-driving cars, but the speed at which autonomous vehicle technology is being developed and deployed has alarmed some lawmakers. Measures being considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee would require car manufacturers to certify their autonomous systems before testing them on public roads, and it would also place limits on the number of self-driving cars that can be tested at any given time.

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