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Transportation Nation

Feds: One Year of Car Crashes Cost the U.S. $871 Billion

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation says the economic and societal costs of traffic crashes are "staggering."

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Transportation Nation

Devil Is In the Details of NYC Traffic Safety Bills

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Almost every speaker at the marathon City Council hearing expressed strong support for the Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths. But with 22 pieces of legislation on the table, almost every speaker also wanted some changes.

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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

NYC Gets Federal Pedestrian Safety Grant to Target "Young Men"

Friday, April 25, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just announced the winners of its $1.6 million pedestrian safety grant program, and New York City is getting the largest award.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Speed Cameras Reducing Crashes: Study

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WAMU

D.C.'s speed cameras are successfully slowing down drivers and reducing crashes and related injuries, according to a study of 87 existing camera locations by the District Department of Transportation.

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Transportation Nation

The NYPD's Crash Data Is Bad and There's Not Enough of It

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

A New York City Council committee hearing that was convened to discuss bills about street safety highlighted the NYPD's reluctance to make more traffic crash data publicly available.

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Transportation Nation

How a Happy Crab Helped Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities by 56 Percent

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC
WAMU

Our friends at WAMU report on a safety success story from Ocean City Maryland. The beach town has embraced a new mascot: a traffic safety-obsessed crab dressed as a lifeguard. He's very effective. 

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