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Crime Drops in Lockdown, Domestic Violence Risk Climbs

With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tougher for burglars to find an empty house to target. But the cooped-up residents seem more likely to fight each other. That’s what …

Cuomo, Citing Safety Concerns, Vetoes Bill to Allow Electric Bikes, Scooters

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s governor has vetoed a bill to allow electric scooters and bikes statewide, his office said Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto message said the bill overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers this year didn’t include enough safety measures, …

U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop as Agency Points to Crash-Avoiding Tech

Fatalities on U.S. roads fell for a second consecutive year and are on track to decline again in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A total of 36,560 people died in traffic accidents last year, down 2.4% …

Suit Challenges Michigan Regulator Over $250,000 Benefit Cap

LANSING, Mich. — The administrator of a plan that covers the medical expenses of uninsured non-drivers who are injured in car crashes is suing the state of Michigan, alleging that a regulator’s recent orders conflict with the state’s new auto …

Claims Data Points to High-End Electric Car Risks: AXA

DUEBENDORF, Switzerland — Electric luxury cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) may be 40% more likely to cause accidents than their standard engine counterparts, possibly because drivers are still getting used to their quick acceleration, French insurer AXA said. The …

San Diego Duo Takes on Electric Scooter Industry

SAN DIEGO — Two men in San Diego have impounded thousands of electric scooters they say have been left littered about the city and endangering pedestrians, sparking a battle with companies that have flooded cities with the two-wheelers. John Heinkel, …

Pedestrians Hurt in New Jersey Train-Truck Crash Settle Suit

Three pedestrians injured when a slow-moving cargo train hit a tow truck at a southern New Jersey railroad crossing in 2008 have received settlements totaling $1 million. Keith Zaid, a lawyer representing the three injured women, tells The Press of …

Study: Bikes Hurt 1,000 Pedestrians a Year in New York

Injuries caused by bicyclists are far more common than previously thought, with an average of 1,000 pedestrians hurt annually in New York state alone, a new study shows. New York City accounted for about half of those injured. One quarter …

Plan: Dozens of Hawaii Roads Danger to Pedestrians

A state transportation draft master plan identifies dozens of areas across Hawaii that are dangerous for pedestrians. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday 13 of those “areas of concern” are on Oahu, while 18 are on neighbor islands. One of those …

Report Finds Pedestrians at Risk in West Virginia

A new report says unsafe street and road designs are putting West Virginia pedestrians at risk. The report by Transportation for America ranks West Virginia 24th nationally for pedestrian risk. From 2000 to 2009, 237 pedestrians were killed in the …