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How do federal regulations try to prevent truck drivers from driving while fatigued?

Fatigued drivers cause untold damage on our nation's roadways every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, police attribute fatal crashes to drowsy driving about 2.4 percent of the time, which translates to hundreds of fatalities each year. Nearly 800 people were killed in fatigued-driver crashes in 2017 -- and that may be a low estimate.

What restrictions do Minnesota and Wisconsin impose on the use of electronic devices while driving?

Restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving vary considerably by state. For example, 16 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories prohibit all hand-held phone use by drivers.

Self-driving cars, part 1: How autonomous are they?

Self-driving vehicles potentially offer a tremendous upside. They could lower the cost of transportation, decrease congestion, reduce emissions and increase mobility for disabled individuals, elderly and hundreds of thousands of others who are unable to drive for a variety of reasons.

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