New York City has a new plan to keep bus lanes clear, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.

“For the first time ever, the NYPD will have a squad of tow trucks and drivers dedicated specifically to clearing out the bus lanes,” de Blasio said at the West Side NYPD tow pound.

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Self-driving vehicles may not cause accidents, but they will surely be involved in them.

Experts believe vehicles that can route themselves, sense their environment and communicate with infrastructure and other cars and trucks will dramatically reduce accidents and an estimated 40,000 annual traffic deaths.

But the U.S. Department of Transportation will require the same level of occupant crash protection from autonomous vehicles as it does from their conventional counterparts.

So safety systems and structural designs must be reimagined for self-driving vehicles that will differ from human-driven cars and trucks.

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The average prices for used fleet vehicles sold at auction increased 6.2% to $12,464 in 2018, despite a weaker finish to the year that saw a 0.4% decline in December, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services’ chief economist.

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Young adults are more familiar with emojis than one of their vehicle’s dashboard warning lights, according to a survey by Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires.

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