road safety News

New York Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Red-Light Cameras

New York City won dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its red-light cameras, the first in the U.S., the day before New Jersey is scheduled to shut down its program. Drivers fined for running traffic lights sued the city in December …

New York Troopers Issued 11,198 Tickets Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

New York State Police issued more than 11,000 tickets over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. During the five-day campaign that started last Wednesday, regular patrols were beefed up statewide to focus on speed enforcement, impaired driving, underage drinking, and distracted driving. …

Michigan Legislature to Vote on New Child Safety Seat Rules

Legislation up for a vote in the Michigan Senate would update rules for how children should be buckled up. Michigan requires drivers to secure children under age 4 in back safety seats. Children are buckled in booster seats until they …

End Near, Future Uncertain for New Jersey’s Red-Light Cameras

A bane of motorists and a boon to municipal coffers, New Jersey’s red light cameras are a get-rich-quick scheme by towns or a worthwhile safety improvement that is saving lives, depending on where you sit. The cameras are scheduled to …

Red-Light Camera Debate Heats Up in New Jersey

Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey’s red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office in Linden, New Jersey, Monday as the program’s most ardent critic locked horns with a mayor who wants to keep …

German Insurer Uses Phone App to Help Improve Young Driver Safety

Signal Iduna, a German insurance provider, has launched a new car insurance policy through ‘sijox’, its young customer brand. “AppDrive powered by TomTom” uses a smartphone app to provide feedback on driving performance, to help increase road safety awareness for …

Maryland County Eyes Doubling Fines for Passing School Buses

Police have issued tickets to 730 drivers for passing stopped school buses in Maryland’s Montgomery County in the past nine months. Police say that number is way too high. In Maryland’s Washington County, just over 100 tickets were issued during …

NYC Council Sets 25 MPH Residential Street Speed Limit

The New York City Council has passed a bill lowering the maximum speed limit on most residential streets to 25 mph. The change is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to cut down on pedestrian deaths. It will go …

N.J. Red-Light Cameras Lose Support as Drivers Gripe Over Robotics, Glitches

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is leaning toward eliminating red-light cameras after a five-year test was fraught with glitches and gripes, even as data showed fewer crashes at intersections with the equipment. A pilot program begun in 2009 that snaps …

D.C. Council Weighs Giving Bicyclists More Rights

The D.C. Council is considering changing a law to give bicyclists a better chance to recoup medical costs after collisions with cars. A District liability law currently requires accidents to be 100 percent the driver’s fault for a bicyclist to …