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Increase in Traffic Deaths, Serious Injuries This Year Leads to 24% Higher Costs

Traffic deaths are 14 percent higher through the first six months of 2015 than they were during the same period in 2014, and serious injuries are 30 percent higher, according to the National Safety Council. From January to June, nearly …

Florida Atlantic University to Research ‘Smart’ Traffic Lights

Traffic jams not only make daily commutes exasperating, they also contribute to excessive fuel consumption and air pollution. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, outdated traffic signaling accounts for more than 10 percent of all traffic delays. Adaptive traffic …

Pedestrian Deaths Drop to Historic Low in New York City

Pedestrian deaths are at historic lows in New York City after a push by City Hall to make streets safer. According to the New York Times, there were 132 pedestrian deaths from traffic accidents in 2014, the lowest since the …

2014 New Jersey Traffic, Pedestrian Deaths Spike

The number of pedestrians killed by cars in New Jersey spiked in 2014, throwing 2013’s record low figure into reverse. As of Wednesday morning, State Police reported 563 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2014, 21 more than the …

Traffic Deaths Fell 3% Nationwide in 2013

The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped just over 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics. But the number of people killed on the highways …

Traffic Deaths in Delaware Below 100 in 2013

State officials say traffic deaths last year fell below 100 for the first time since 1963. The Office of Highway Safety said Friday that there were 99 traffic fatalities in Delaware in 2013. That’s compared with 116 fatalities in 2012. …

Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Dropped 12% in 2013

Traffic deaths in Wisconsin fell 12 percent last year, a drop that state transportation officials partly credit to safety and awareness programs that resonate with younger drivers. There were 530 road fatalities last year, down from 601 road deaths the …

Maine Highway Deaths Down for Year

Highway safety officials say traffic deaths are down in Maine. The Bureau of Highway Safety says 118 people have been killed in traffic accidents on Maine roads so far this year. That’s down from 137 traffic fatalities at this time …

Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise in Minnesota

The number of people killed on Minnesota roadways is on the rise again. State officials say there have been 204 deaths already this year. And, if the current pace continues, it the number could surpass the 395 fatalities in 2012. …

New York Police Department Takes Closer Look at Traffic Deaths

The NYPD is taking a closer look at traffic deaths involving vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. The New York Times reports that the Collision Investigation Squad has been bolstered with more detectives, high-tech mapping tools and a new mandate to investigate …