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NYC City Council Presses for More School Crossing Guards

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

With the city budget under review, local leaders are calling for more funding to hire school crossing guards and beef up protection at dangerous intersections. .
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Transportation Nation

Drive Like Your Family Lives Here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drivers, your choices matter. That's the message of a powerful video that cabbies and city workers will soon watch as part of their driver training.
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Transportation Nation

Four Dangerous NYC Streets Could Get $250 Million Safety Upgrade

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The de Blasio administration plans to give a handful of the city's most hazardous roadways the Vision Zero treatment.
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WNYC News

Advocates Push for Tougher Penalties for Drivers Who Kill

Monday, March 02, 2015

Councilman Brad Lander says drivers who kill pedestrians by speeding and running red lights still face little consequence.

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Transportation Nation

After the Arrests of 6 Bus Drivers, MTA Asks for 'Fairness'

Monday, February 23, 2015

A law that makes it a criminal offense to injure or kill someone in a crosswalk was passed unanimously last year. Now, it's become controversial.
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WNYC News

NYC Transportation Chief Says Vision Zero Is Not 'a War' on Bus Drivers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WNYC
An arrest in Brooklyn has bus drivers wondering why they're not exempt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Axelrod; NYC Accents; Living Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

David Axelrod joins us to talk about his career in politics. Plus: how doctors give cancer patients information; the best NYC accents; your pedestrian behavior; and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Vision Zero Changed Your Intersection

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The city has redesigned 50 dangerous streets and intersections in the last year as part of the Vision Zero program. We check in on how they changed and the program's first year.

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WNYC News

City Officials Assess Vision Zero, One Year In

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As city officials tout the first year of traffic safety improvements under Vision Zero, they say there is room for improvement.

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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

NYC Could Ban Texting While Biking

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WNYC
Councilman Mark Treyger said the city needs to do more to prevent reckless bicycling if it really wants to get to eliminate traffic accidents.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Slow Down, New York

Monday, November 10, 2014

Car crashes kill nearly as many New Yorkers each year as criminals do. Now that the city's default speed limit is 25 MPH, the Dept. of Transportation wants to be clear: please go 25.

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Transportation Nation

At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.
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Transportation Nation

It's Official: NYC Speed Limit Dropping to 25

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Monday lowering the speed on most city streets from 30 miles an hour to 25, starting November 7.
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Transportation Nation

200 People Have Been Killed in Traffic Crashes in NYC This Year

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An elderly woman was struck by a jeep on Canal Street early Tuesday morning. So far, half the people killed in traffic collisions this year have been pedestrians. 
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Transportation Nation

Drivers Who Crash Are Ticketed Less In Manhattan

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

WNYC
Police are less likely to ticket drivers who crash in Manhattan than in other boroughs. Citywide, less than 6 percent of all traffic crashes result in a citation.
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Transportation Nation

NYC's Speed Limit Set to Drop to 25 MPH

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WNYC
In a move safe streets advocates and elected officials are hailing as historic, New York City's speed limit is now set to change for the first time since 1964.
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Transportation Nation

After a Fatal Crash, the Grief Holds On

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Lizi Rahman's son Asif was killed by a truck on Queens Boulevard in 2008. When people are killed by cars, the death can create a unique kind of grief. 
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Transportation Nation

How to Change the NYC Speed Limit

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

If everything goes according to plan, next month the city's default speed limit will drop from 30 to 25 miles per hour. But culture change takes more than new signs.
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