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D.C. parking ticket saga continues for federal employee

WTOP follows up with a federal worker who appealed a ticket because his car was parked in an airport garage at the time the ticket was issued.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 11:10am EDT

Tags: ticket buster, ari ashe, traffic cameras, john townsend, Lucinda Babers, parking tickets, D.C. DMV

Rockville sees massive jump in red-light camera tickets

Red-light camera tickets were up 343 percent between Aug. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to an analysis by WTOP and AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 05:34am EST

Tags: ari ashe, red light cameras, rockville, sprawl and crawl

Montgomery Co. senator wants to halt speed camera bounties

How speed cameras vendors are compensated is latest squabble over Maryland's controversial safety program, which motorists say are inaccurate in some jurisdiction.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 04:53pm EST

Tags: speed cameras, Brian Frosh, john townsend, Maryland General Assembly, Sherry Llewellyn, ari ashe

Younger drivers more likely to nod off on the road

Younger drivers are more likely to drive drowsy at the wheel than their parents and other older drivers on the road, AAA finds in a new survey.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 09:47am EST

Tags: American University, National Sleep Foundation, Hank Silverberg, Katie Howard, AAA Mid-Atlantic

Study: Teens take more deadly risks with peers in car

Speeding, drinking and driving late at night are more likely to occur among 16- and 17-year-old teen drivers as the number of their teenage passengers increases, a study by AAA says.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 07:40am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson, Lacey Mason, driving, The New York Times

AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va

More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 04:23am EDT

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Labor Day, travel, gas prices

Heat can be deadly to children left in hot cars

Some simple behavior changes can ensure a child is never left in the heat.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 10:11am EDT

Tags: john townsend

Bump-and-grab scam resurfaces with a dangerous twist

Most drivers' first reaction when their car is bumped from behind is to get out and check the damage -- but now people are getting robbed in a way that bears striking resemblance to an old insurance fraud scam.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 11:34am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, insurance scam, Montgomery County police

Driving with pets is still legal, but is it safe?

The image of a dog hanging its head out of a moving car is as American as apple pie. But some states are reconsidering animal safety and banning pets from riding unrestrained.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 10:08am EDT

Tags: pets, james malone, distracted driving,

D.C. wants to use traffic cameras, booze sales to close budget gap

The proposed budget for D.C.'s fiscal year 2013 would use money generated by more traffic cameras and additional hours of alcohol sales to close a $172 million gap.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 06:52am EDT

Tags: dick uliano, traffic cameras, alcohol sales, budget gap

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