Feds to probe cause of runaway Prius in California

(AP) -- A Toyota Prius that sped out of control on a California freeway was towed to a dealership Tuesday while federal and company inspectors converged on the car to determine whether a stuck gas pedal was to blame.

Toyota reports dozens of complaints about Prius brakes

Toyota Motor, reeling from a series of huge safety recalls, said Wednesday it had received dozens of complaints in North America and Japan about brake problems with its top-selling Prius hybrid.

Government posting wealth of data to Internet

(AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday is posting to the Internet a wealth of government data from all Cabinet-level departments, on topics ranging from child car seats to Medicare services.

Software takes a hard look at traffic fatalities

Bergen County Police and a Hackensack, N.J., drug treatment center are among a growing number of agencies using a software program to identify dangerous intersections, spot teen driving trends and reduce accident fatalities.

Deer crashes continue to rise in North Carolina

(PhysOrg.com) -- Motor vehicles crashes involving deer rose to an all-time high in North Carolina in 2008, even as the total number of motor-vehicle crashes and total vehicle miles driven dropped from the previous year.

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