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RAND: National Trumps State Funding for Traffic Safety Programs

Following a national approach to adopting traffic safety laws is more cost effective than following a state-by-state approach, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Boosting traffic safety funding by 10 percent and allocating the funds to states where it …

Colorado Joining ‘Zero Deaths’ National Traffic Safety Plan

Colorado is signing on to a national effort to reduce traffic deaths dramatically – all the way to zero. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to tout the effort Monday afternoon at the Capitol. Six years ago the national Governors Highway …

Tennessee Highway Patrol Pilot Program Aims to Increase Safety

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is testing a software system that aims to increase the safety of motorists and decrease the number of crashes. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the agency has been piloting a system called Crash Reduction Analyzing …

Traffic Safety Legislation Set to Pass in New York City

The New York City Council is set to pass a sweeping legislative package aimed at improving traffic safety. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the council will vote Wednesday on 17 bills and resolutions. …

Speed Cameras Still Being Considered in Illinois Communities

Illinois lawmakers have mixed thoughts on a proposal that would allow communities around the state to install speed cameras, which are only allowed in Chicago. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the measure by Collinsville Democrat Rep. Jay …

Photo-Radar Vans Pulled Off Mesa City Streets

Photo-radar vans could be a thing of the past in Mesa, Ariz., if the City Council has its way. The vans were pulled off the streets last week as Mesa’s initial traffic-safety contract with American Traffic Solutions Inc. expired. The …

Virginia Highway Safety Office Accepting Grant Bids

The Virginia Highway Safety Office is accepting applications for safety grants. The grants are aimed at reducing traffic deaths and injuries, including programs that increase seatbelt use, deter drunken driving and speeding and distracted driving, and promote motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, …

Crackdown Leads to Michigan Drunken Driving Arrests

Michigan authorities say they arrested 267 drunken drivers during an end-of-summer crackdown that included the Labor day weekend. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning said Tuesday the stops were made Aug. 16 to Sept. 2. The crackdown was paid …

Connecticut State Police Charge 63 With DUI Over Weekend

Connecticut state police say they charged 63 people with driving under the influence and issued nearly 2,500 speeding tickets over the July 4 holiday weekend. Troopers also wrote more than 5,600 tickets for illegally using cell phones while driving, tailgating …

Carolina Troopers Stage Joint Checkpoint on Border

Police in North Carolina and South Carolina are trying to show that traffic safety has no borders. South Carolina troopers are joining their counterparts in North Carolina on Tuesday night for a state line checkpoint on U.S. Highway 321 north …