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Florida Passenger Train Line Kills 5th Person in a Month

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) –A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the fifth death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shutdown because of the pandemic. Boynton Beach police said …

Florida Passenger Train Kills Man Weeks After Reopening

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) –A train belonging to Florida’s higher-speed passenger rail service struck and killed a man walking on the tracks just weeks after the company reopened from the pandemic. The Brightline train struck the pedestrian Tuesday morning in …

South Dakota AG Gets Fines, No Jail Time in Pedestrian Death

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg avoided any jail time Thursday after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor traffic charges for a crash last year in which he struck and killed a man who was …

Driver Accused of Texting Gets Prison in Pedestrian’s Death

FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to five years in prison in the death of a pedestrian that prosecutors said occurred as the driver was texting — an accusation the defendant denied on the stand. Alexandra …

Road-Safety Regulator Rapped Over Regulating Autonomous Cars

The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give enough direction to companies developing automatous cars, the chairman of the National Transportation …

Self-Driving Uber in Crash Wasn’t Programmed to Spot Jaywalkers

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers, according to documents released by U.S. safety investigators. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released more …

Institute Ranks Cars for Pedestrian Crash Avoidance

Consumers don’t always have to pay extra to acquire a good pedestrian crash-avoidance system: Some of the best systems come as standard equipment, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute rated pedestrian crash prevention systems in 16 …

InsurTechs Push for Front Row Seat in New World of Autonomous Technology

Before manufacturers let autonomous vehicles loose on public roadways, they’ll have to show that their driverless cars are a lot better than humans at getting from Point A to Point B without crashing. The partially autonomous vehicles already on the …

Pedestrian Hit by Noiseless Electric Car in France

A noiseless electric car, lorded for its role in a brand new car-sharing program in the French capital, has knocked over a pedestrian – who apparently didn’t hear it coming. Police say she was struck Monday as she crossed a …

Fla. Campaign Aims to Stop Bike, Pedestrian Deaths

A new Florida Department of Transportation website is trying to reduce the high number of bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities in the Tampa Bay area. The St. Petersburg Times reports that the state used $125,000 to hire an advertising firm, which …