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NYPD Tickets for Dangerous Driving Up

Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the third month in a row, tickets for the most dangerous moving violations are up citywide. But some precincts are lagging. 

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Transportation Nation

NYPD to Crack Down on Speeding

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New York police are launching a 48-hour speed ticketing blitz, with fines from $90 to $600.

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Transportation Nation

Where the Pedestrian Deaths Are

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Between 2003 and 2012, more than 47,000 pedestrians were killed nationwide. Find out which cities are safer and why.

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Transportation Nation

Fatal NYC Intersection Gets Redesigned

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Officials have made changes to 96th Street and Broadway to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers.

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Transportation Nation

$42 Million for Traffic Safety in Mayor's Budget

Friday, May 09, 2014

Mayor de Blasio’s executive budget, released yesterday, puts some numbers to the Vision Zero plan. The fiscal details come after months of questions from the City Council and transit advocates, about how the city was going to pay for its commitment to eliminate traffic deaths by 2014.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: Cute Kids, Catchy Music Push City's Traffic Safety Plan

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

This is kind of...strangely irresistible. New York City pushes traffic safety with an Aerosmith-inspired rap.  All in a day's work for Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero.

 

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Transportation Nation

Massive City Council Transpo Hearing Next Step in Vision Zero

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Drivers who hit pedestrians in crosswalks could get jail time, under a bill before the City Council. That’s just one of the twenty-two traffic safety measures being considered by city legislators Wednesday.

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Transportation Nation

Slow Down for More Speed Cameras

Monday, April 28, 2014

New York City could get 140 speed cameras, up from five today, if a bill that was approved Monday becomes law. And that might mean a lot of revenue--those five cameras alone have issued more than than 12,000 speeding tickets since mid-January.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Could Get 120 More Speed Cameras

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Speed cameras for New York City streets didn’t make it into the final state budget bill, but twin bills in the Assembly and Senate would bring them to the five boroughs, along with Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Transportation Nation

'Broken Windows' and Vision Zero

Thursday, March 27, 2014

How can the 'broken windows' theory of policing be applied to reducing traffic deaths? Rigorously ticket moving violations like speeding and failure to yield, because "bad drivers are bad in a lot of ways."

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Transportation Nation

Council Bill Would Require NYPD to Share Collision Reports

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

Family members say they want easy access to reports that contain the details of how their loved ones died.

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Transportation Nation

An 'Insult to Broken Hearts': Families Denied Traffic Crash Reports

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When someone dies in traffic in New York City, relatives and friends often want to know how it happened. But those official NYPD accounts are hard to come by - even for families of the victims.

 

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Transportation Nation

Bike And Pedestrian Access Could Breathe Life Into 'Underused' Metro Stations

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As Metro works to sell the public on the necessity of spending billions to expand its rail system in the coming decades, the transit authority is also trying to get the most out of its existing capacity. One way to make stations more attractive: upgrade the sidewalks and bike accessibility.

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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

Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC
The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.
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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

2/3 of City Streets are Near Schools, Subject to Lower Speed Limits

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WNYC

A new WNYC Data News map of public and private schools shows that two thirds of streets are within a quarter of a mile of schools, with that number climbing to nearly nine of every 10 streets in Manhattan, 82 percent of streets in Brooklyn, and 74 percent in the Bronx.

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Transportation Nation

Tears Flow as Council Ponders Speeding Bill

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

There was not a dry eye in the room Thursday morning as the parents and sister of a 12-year old boy killed by a van in Brooklyn testified in favor of a bill reducing speed limits in New York City's residential areas to 20 mph. The chair of the City Council's transportation committee, reporters, even the taxi owner lobbyist who'd come to testify against the bill -- couldn't stop crying. We were sobbing too.

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Transportation Nation

Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren amble to the first week of classes on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they'll face isn't bullies or muggers but swift-moving traffic. A WNYC examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards. 

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Transportation Nation

How Does a Teen Cross the Road? While Texting.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

High school students can't put their phones down, even when crossing a dangerous street. A new study quantifies just how often kids walk while distracted by technology. 

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