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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 …

Safety Must Become a Priority in the Oil Patch

Emergency medical crews in North Dakota’s Oil Patch describe the challenges they face as “crazy” or “overwhelming” and “like a war zone.” Those descriptions, from reports compiled by state emergency medical services officials, document an exploding demand for services triggered …

Traffic Accident Kills 21 People in Pakistan

A government health official says 21 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a passenger van in southern Pakistan. Sagheer Ahmed says the vehicles were traveling to the city of Karachi from Thatta, 80 miles (130 …

Tennessee City Motorists File $6M Suit Over Traffic Cameras

Tennessee Motorists are suing Bluff City for $6 million over its traffic cameras. Chris Cawood and Jonathan Proffitt claim the city and Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions Inc. are conspiring to violate the federal Fair Debt Collections Act, state law and …