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NYC to Spend $250M to Make Dangerous Streets Safer

Some of New York City’s most dangerous streets are about to get safer as part of a $250 million project that will target roadways in the outer boroughs where dozens of pedestrians have been killed or injured in recent years. …

Connecticut Bill Would Bar Driving With Pet on Lap

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to make it illegal for pets to ride in a vehicle while sitting on the driver’s lap. Under a bill before the Connecticut General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, people found driving with a pet on their …

Connecticut Bills Aim to Ramp Up Texting While Driving Fines

A Connecticut legislative committee is set to hear public testimony on several bills aimed at combating texting while driving in Connecticut. Several state lawmakers in Connecticut have submitted legislation this session that creates tougher penalties for texting while driving. One …

Delaware Traffic Fatalities Rose 20% in 2014

Highway officials say the number of traffic fatalities in Delaware in 2014 was 20 percent higher than 2013. The Office of Highway Safety said in a news release on Friday, Jan. 9, that 125 people were killed in traffic incidents …

Vermont Traffic Fatalities Down 38% in 2014

Preliminary reports show that Vermont traffic fatalities declined 38 percent in 2014 to the lowest number since World War II. The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance says 43 people died on the state’s roadways last year, down from 70 in 2013. …

Police: Fewer Pennsylvania Crashes, Injuries Over Christmas Weekend

Happy holidays meant safer driving this year in Pennsylvania. State police say they investigated 728 crashes during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, Dec. 24 through Dec. 28. That’s 172 fewer crashes than in a four-day holiday driving span last …

Connecticut’s ‘Operation SANTA’ Nets DUI Arrests, Tickets

It was called “Operation SANTA,” but Connecticut’s state police weren’t giving out presents on roadways during the holiday week. A stepped up highway safety enforcement program that began Dec. 19 and ran through Friday, Dec. 26, has resulted in at …

Deer Out in Force, Collisions on Rise in Mississippi

Mississippians aren’t the only ones bustling about this time of year. It’s a common sight to see herds of deer standing alongside — and even crossing — busy highways and roads. During December and January, when temperatures drop and the …

N.H. Liquor Commission Ramps Up Efforts to Prevent Drunken Driving

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is ramping up efforts to prevent drunken driving during the holiday season by increasing undercover monitoring of establishments serving alcohol and partnering with the state police to increase patrols. A $25,000 grant from the National …

New Jersey Awards Cash to Combat Drunken Driving

New Jersey’s Highway Traffic Safety Division is giving more than $1.2 million to 165 police departments to combat drunken driving during the holiday season. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will take place between Friday and Jan. 2. …