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Car Crashes Deadlier as Drivers Speed During Lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows. In New York City, the ratio of …

Viewpoint: Empty Roads Should Be Safer. They’re Not.

Almost three months into the coronavirus crisis finds U.S. highways with just a fraction of their pre-pandemic traffic. It would be natural to assume that should make driving safer, at least until the country is fully opened. But if anything, …

US Roadway Death Rate Up in March Despite Virus Restrictions

DETROIT — The rate of fatal automobile crashes in the U.S. jumped dramatically in March, even though the number of miles driven plummeted due to coronavirus stay-home orders. The National Safety Council said Wednesday that based on preliminary figures from …

As Coronavirus Empties Streets, Speeders Hit the Gas

NEW YORK — Empty roads in the United States and Europe are tempting drivers to go out and shift into high gear. From Los Angeles to New York, London and Berlin, coronavirus lockdowns have drained traffic from normally crowded roads. …

Teen Tesla Driver’s 100 MPH-Plus Speed Cited in Deadly Crash

A speeding teenage driver caused the fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle in Florida in 2018 and the subsequent fire in the electric car’s battery contributed to the severity of his injuries, a federal investigation concluded. The 18-year-old man, …

Analysis Confirms Speeding is Best Predictor of Car Crashes

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles. Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad driving behaviors …

Arizona Official Claiming Legislative Immunity Has History of Traffic Stops

An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports. Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped …

Minnesota Cracks Down on Speeding With Campaign

Law enforcement from 300 Minnesota agencies have started a speeding enforcement campaign that runs through July 23. The state’s two-week crackdown coincides with a national effort and is paid for with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The …

Vermont Trooper Specializes in Speeders on Interstate Hotspot

A stretch of the southbound side of Interstate 89 is a hotspot for speeders traveling faster than 100 miles per hour and a member of the Vermont State Police’s traffic safety unit has made a specialty of catching them. Trooper …

Speed Caused 27% of Louisiana Traffic Deaths in 2013

A new report finds speeding was a factor in at least 27 percent of Louisiana traffic fatalities in 2013. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study says the state had 703 traffic fatalities two years ago and 193 stemmed in …