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Analysis Shows Red Light Cameras Don’t Reduce Crashes or Improve Public Safety

Red light cameras don’t reduce the number of traffic accidents or injuries at intersections where the devices are installed, according a new analysis by Case Western Reserve University. Touted by supporters as a way increase public safety by ticketing drivers …

Nebraska City Sees Fewer Traffic Crashes Last Year Than in 2000

There were slightly fewer crashes in Lincoln, Neb., last year than in 2000 despite a nearly 25 percent growth in the city’s population during that time, which officials say may be due to improvements in car safety and infrastructure, and …

Despite Icy Weather, Arkansas Sees Drop in Crashes

Police and social scientists aren’t sure how to explain an apparent drop in the number of accidents attributed to slick roads since winter weather began hitting Arkansas before Thanksgiving. The state has been raked by snow or ice a dozen …

Storm Brings Deaths, Travel Problems, Power Losses

A Midwest snowstorm packing heavy snow and strong winds left six people dead in Kansas, hundreds of vehicles crashed or stranded in Wisconsin, and tens of thousands of utility customers without power in Michigan. “It’s the heaviest snow we’ve received …

Wisconsin Puts Focus on Safety of Teen Drivers

The focus is being put on the safety of teenage drivers this week in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker has declared this as Teen Driver Safety Week and the Department of Transportation is reminding young drivers and their parents about the …

Ohio Labor Day Road Fatalities Lowest in 5 Years

Authorities say preliminary numbers show 10 people died in fatal traffic crashes in Ohio over the Labor Day weekend, the fewest number in five years. The state Department of Public Safety says the number is one fewer than in 2010 …

Tennessee Sees Decline in July 4 Fatalities

Safety officials say the number of fatalities in Tennessee during the Fourth of July holiday continues to decline. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Monday that early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes during …