Posts Tagged Transportation

Spanish national team to pay tribute to plane crash victims

A Spanish flag flies at half staff for the victims of the Germanwings passenger jet, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The plane carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Duesseldorf in Germany. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Spain’s national soccer team will pay tribute to the victims of the French Alps plane crash at its European Championship qualifying match on Friday.

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Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

In this frame grab from a video provided by The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a teen driver loses control of her vehicle after she was driving distracted. Distractions, especially talking with passengers and using cellphones,  play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers who analyzed nearly 1,700 videos that capture the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash. (AP Photo/The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

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Allman film director: Ga. train crash ‘my responsibility’

In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, film director Randall Miller arrives at the west coast special screening of "CBGB" at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. Miller, the director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday March 20, 2015 that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it’s “ultimately my responsibility” that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant.

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