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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 …

Institute Says Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Only a Third of U.S. Crashes

Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all U.S. road crashes, an analysis of traffic accidents released on Thursday has found. The study by the Insurance Institute …

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, …

Trump Administration Revising Rules on Truck Driving Time

The Trump administration took a key step last week toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who …

N.Y. Legislature Passes Bill to Expand School Zone Speed Cameras

ALBANY, N.Y — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature has passed legislation aimed at improving pedestrian safety in New York City school zones by adding hundreds of traffic surveillance cameras designed to catch speeders. The Assembly and Senate on Tuesday easily passed …

Reports: China Environmental Crises, Costs Rising

Environmental accidents are on the rise in China, mainly due to chemicals industry-related traffic and industrial mishaps, and the costs of such damage to the economy are rising. China handled 542 environmental accidents in 2011, the newspaper China Daily reported, …

Report: Fewer Traffic Deaths in Nevada in 2011

Despite a slight increase in pedestrian deaths, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety says the number of people killed in traffic accidents in Nevada plunged in 2011 and will end the year at slightly more than half of the record …

New York City Uses Haiku to Promote Street Safety Message

New York City is using poetry to try to boost traffic safety. City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new safety campaign Tuesday called Curbside Haiku. Colorful 8-inch square signs featuring haiku are being installed at high-crash locations near cultural …

Storm Disrupts Traffic, Electricity in Sweden

A storm ravaging southwestern Sweden has cut off the electricity supply to some 12,000 homes and has disrupted ferry services between Sweden and Germany. Ferry operator Scandlines said Sunday it has canceled its operations between Swedish town Trelleborg and Sassnitz …

Louisiana Traffic to Increase During the Holidays

With Thanksgiving only a few days away and Christmas and New Year’s about a month away, state highway officials are urging area residents to use caution while traveling during the holidays. Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director Lt. Col. John …