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WNYC News

For Drivers Who Kill or Maim, a Call for Prosecution

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WNYC
The families and friends of those killed by reckless drivers gathered on the steps of City Hall Sunday holding pictures of loved ones along with signs that read: “No Charges Filed.”

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Transportation Nation

Minivan Driver Kills Child, Injures Pregnant Mom

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A 10-year-old girl died and her mother gave birth after a minivan struck them around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
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Transportation Nation

After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.
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Transportation Nation

MTA Drivers Are Training to Avoid Collisions — But Is It Working?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?

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Transportation Nation

How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WNYC

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Perfect Crime

Thursday, May 01, 2014

If you are driving and kill a pedestrian, there's a good chance you'll barely be punished. Why?

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Transportation Nation

Queens Man Dies at 'Dangerous' Richmond Hill Intersection

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A nearby resident, who says he has seen a number of collisions in the area, says people know not to jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.

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Transportation Nation

Mean Streets: Who Is Dying in Traffic Crashes and Why

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More than half of the 27 pedestrians killed by cars in New York City this year died on major roadways. That’s just one of the findings of a new WNYC analysis of traffic deaths.
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Transportation Nation

Traffic Tickets Are Up Across the City

Monday, March 17, 2014

Less than a month into Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to cut down on pedestrian deaths, NYPD data shows most precincts have stepped up citations for speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians and failure to stop at traffic signals.

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Transportation Nation

Few Details on Cost or Timeline at Vision Zero Hearing

Monday, February 24, 2014

New York's City Council wants specifics on how much it will cost to implement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reduce traffic deaths, and how fast it can happen. But at the council’s first hearing on Vision Zero Monday, city officials offered few details.

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Transportation Nation

Families Coalesce to Push Beyond De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Parents whose children were killed or maimed by vehicles make an emotional plea on City Hall Steps to strengthen the mayor's plan.

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Transportation Nation

63 Ways de Blasio Wants to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

From increasing speeding enforcement at the precinct level (8) to creating an honor roll of safe cab drivers (51), New York City agencies have come together to craft a comprehensive street safety blueprint.

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Transportation Nation

New York's Scariest Streets for Pedestrians

Thursday, February 06, 2014

A new report finds that Broadway in Manhattan is New York City's deadliest street for pedestrians.

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Transportation Nation

Another Albany Push to Stop Traffic Fatalities

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Two state lawmakers from Queens are proposing a new measure that would subject drivers with suspended or revoked licenses to tougher penalties if they're involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fixing NYC's Most Dangerous Intersections

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Former NYC Traffic Commissioner "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz takes a look at why one intersection on the Upper West Side is so dangerous. Plus, we take your nominations for NYC's most dangerous intersection.

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Transportation Nation

11 Traffic Deaths In 15 Days, de Blasio Vows to Take Action

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Speaking outside a Queens school where an eight-year-old boy was recently struck down by a truck, Bill de Blasio says New York City will take immediate steps to stem traffic fatalities.

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Transportation Nation

De Blasio Campaign Goal for Traffic Safety: Zero Deaths

Thursday, August 08, 2013

WNYC

NYC mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio has released the most ambitious transportation safety targets of any candidate: zero deaths in car crashes. 

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Transportation Nation

Bay Area Drivers Face Few Consequences in Pedestrian Deaths

Thursday, May 23, 2013

KALW

Most drivers who kill pedestrians in the Bay Area are never charged -- even when they are found to be at fault, according to analysis by the Center for Investigative Reporting. And the drivers who are charged face light punishments at best.

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WNYC News

Crossing Guard 'Wasn't There' When Boy, 6, Killed by Truck

Friday, March 01, 2013

A 6-year-old boy walking to school was killed by a tractor-trailer at a Harlem intersection without a crossing guard.

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WNYC News

Boy, 6, Killed Crossing the Street in Harlem

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning just blocks from his East Harlem home.

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