Driving

This app will help you get to the airport faster

Commuters will soon gain access to instant updates on traffic patterns and congestion in the vicinity of area bridges, airports and bus terminals.Managers with Waze, a free traffic and navigation app, announced Tuesday that the company has formed a partnership with the Port Authority of New York...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:24am

Traffic fatalities on the rise in New Jersey: State Police

New Jersey State Police statistics show that more than600 people died in traffic fatalities last year in the Garden State, a slight rise over the previous year and the most deaths since 2011, NJ Advance Media reported.Data released Thursday shows 607 people died in 2016 from traffic fatalities in...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:56am

Driving in Pennsylvania is about to get more expensive

Pennsylvania motorists will get hit with a one-two punch in the newyear, when the state's gasoline tax and tolls will increase.The state's gas tax — already the highest in the nation at 50.3 cents per gallon — will jump another 8 cents on Jan. 1. That calculates to a 16-percentincrease. The federal...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 8:02am

Marijuana-impaired driving case speaks to need for 'urgent' drug law, DA says

The Suffolk County district attorney is calling for lawmakers to address marijuana-impaired driving following a fatal car accident last summer in which high levels of the drug was found in the driver's system.Steven Birenbaum, of Swampscott, Mass., had marijuana and alcohol in his blood the night...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 5:05am

Grinding gears: Couples name biggest pet peeves while driving together

Anyone who’s ever been in a relationship has probably said their partner was “driving them crazy” at least once, butthere might be a timewhen your love is literally driving you crazy.Whether its for a quick trip to the store or an hours-long journey, tensions can often run high when one of you is...

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:39pm

Walsh announces app-based 'safest driver' competition to curb distracted driving

Are you Boston's safest driver?If so, you could win some money thanks to Boston's "Safest Driving Competition," launched by Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday.Last year, Walsh announced the city's involvement in a national Vision Zero initiativetoeliminate serious and fatal car accidents in Boston by 2030...

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:08pm

Pennsylvania drivers are bad, but so is enforcement

Apparently, Pennsylvania drivers are just the worst.(Dating a born-and-bred northern New Jersey guy, I'm often privy to this particular gripe. His list of expletives crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge often rivals Colin Firth's delightfully British rant from "The King's Speech.")But maybe it's not...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:27pm

Watch Philly woman drive with her feet while she texts

In a newly uploaded cellphone video that is spreading on social media, one Schuylkill Expressway motorist was apparently caught steering with her feet as she needed both hands to text.The distracted driver’s behavior was so reckless that Sarah and Shawn Delong felt they needed to record it, 6ABC...

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 9:30pm

Everyone is panicking over a ban on drinking coffee while driving

A New Jersey legislator wants to make roads safer, but commuters are flipping their lids over what that might imply.Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewskiis sponsoring a bill that he hopes will discourage distracted driving by barring "any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 12:49am

Hate driving to work? Don't live in these cities

Commuting to work is one of those constants in life, right up there with death and taxes. And it’s not getting any better: The average worker’s commute has gotten 20 percent longer since 1980; and more Americans are making mega-commutes – 90 minutes or longer –than ever before. It’s not like...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:26pm

Cabbie stabbed seven times in ride gone wrong

Police are looking for a suspect they say attacked a cab driver overnight in Camden, New Jersey.Juan Fortuna, a driver with 5 Star Cab, was robbed and stabbed seven times by a passenger he had picked up at a 7-Eleven in East Camden around midnight, NBC10 reported.The passenger asked to be taken to...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:02pm

Gunman at large after LIE road-rage shooting: Police

An armed biker fired opened fire ona man in a car on the Long Island Expressway Saturday, police said.The motorcyclist was headed east on the LIE inFlushing when he fired multiple shots into another vehicle, police sources told the New York Daily News. The incident occurred around 11 p.m.The car's...

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 11:27pm

Mass. sees spike in drivers ticketed for texting while driving: Report

Massachusetts has seen a dramatic increase in the number of drivers ticketed for texting while driving since legislation was passed in 2010 banning the dangerous practice.State and local police wrote 6,131 tickets for the offense last year, up from just 1,153 tickets in 2011, the first full year...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:33pm

Boston-area police crack down on texting and driving

Police in West Bridgewater cited 51 people on Wednesday as part of a statewide effort to cut down on distracted driving. Using an unmarked car to spot drivers who appeared to be texting, officers pulled over motorists and asked to see the last screen on their phones, NECN reported, adding...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:14pm

NY sees 840 percent increase in texting-related traffic tickets since 2011: Cuomo

The next time you are about to pick up your phone to send or read a text while you are behind the wheel, think again.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that through work with both state and local law enforcement, New York State has seen an increase of 840 percent in tickets for texting while...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:02pm

Driver causes two separate rollover crashes within minutes

A driver who allegedly struck two vehicles in separate incidents on Route 1 in Sharon, causing two rollover accidents, now faces several charges in connection to the series of events.Kathleen Jabanoski, 64, was traveling northbound on Route 1 around 7:35 a.m. when she allegedly first hit the back...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:11pm

For Boston teens, a digital crash course in distracted driving

With a hands-free driving bill in the works on Beacon Hill and road trip season fast approaching, Boston College High students are getting a crash course in distracted driving this week.About 100 of the school’s newly licensed are taking breaks from class to climb into driving simulators throughout...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:04am

Man pulled out baton in Chester County road rage incident: police

A Chester County man who allegedly wieldeda baton duringa road rage incident Monday has been arrested, according to reports.RELATED:Scaffolding falls onto Fairmount StreetPolice say Scott Sanford, 49, of Exton, tailgated another car before passing it and coming to a stop in front of it, according...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:11am

DUI suspect found dead, hanging from his T-shirt while in NYPD custody

A DUI suspect has died in police custody after apparently hanging himself in a Brooklyn holding cell.The 28-year-old man was arrested on charges of drunk driving on Sunday afternoon, NBC reported, adding that police transported him to the 69th Precinct in Canarsie to be processed.RELATED:MTA bus...

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:27pm

Man abandoned woman in overturned crashed car: Police

Police this morning are searching for a man they say crashed and overturned an SUV and left a woman trapped in the wreckage, ABC Philly reported.The incident reportedly took place in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, around 3:45 a.m. on the 2600 block of Potter Street.According to...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 6:41pm