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Man runs over, kills ex-girlfriend

Mississippi police say they jailed a man after he ran over and killed his ex-girlfriend with his vehicle in Jackson on July 18. Referring to it as a crime of passion, authorities say that they were initially called to the scene of an accident involving injuries. When they arrived, however, they realized much more was going on.

NHTSA still in support of automated cars despite fatal wreck

Mississippi residents may have heard about the person who was killed in a motor vehicle crash involving a Tesla Model S car that was driving in autopilot mode. The fatal accident happened May 7 in Florida, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is formally investigating what went wrong.

Seat belts, speed and traffic safety in Mississippi

A report from the CDC analyzed data from WHO and the OECD from 2000-2013 and found that the United States has the highest rate of car accident deaths among wealthy nations. In 2013, there were roughly 90 fatalities each day, which equated to over 32,000 for the entire year. The data takes into account accidents involving bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

Automated system would help trucks steer around cars

Mississippi motorists may be interested in learning about an automated braking system that is designed to take control of large trucks in order to prevent or mitigate rear-end crashes. People can be seriously hurt when large trucks hit them from behind, and the new components may help lessen the risk of these collisions.

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