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More California Drivers Spotted Using Cellphones, Traffic Report Shows

The number of California drivers using cellphones is rising, as are deaths and injuries blamed on distracted driving. The California Office of Traffic Safety reported this week that nearly 13 percent of drivers were seen using mobile devices in an …

Number of Vermont Road Deaths Doubled So Far This Year

Vermont State Police are launching a summer-long campaign to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving. The effort comes as traffic fatalities year-to-date have more than doubled over last year. State police say Vermont had seen 30 traffic accident deaths …

Traffic Deaths Down in Hawaii Since 2012 DUI Towing Law Enacted

Hawaii Island has seen a decrease in traffic fatalities since the implementation of a county ordinance that permits the towing of vehicles driven by those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported there were 38 …

Pennsylvania’s York County Sees Sharp Rise in Roadside Deaths

Nita Stout of York, Pennsylvania, was known in some parts of Lewisberry as “the walker.” It was what the Bangladeshi mother of four boys liked to do, usually in the mornings. She did it for exercise and as a way …

Fewer Fatal Crashes on Wyoming Roads in 2016

Wyoming authorities say the number of people killed in crashes on state roads has decreased by more than half this year compared to the same time in 2015. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that there have been 18 fatal crashes on …

Michigan Traffic Deaths Rose 10 Percent Last Year, Officials Say

Officials say Michigan traffic deaths rose 10 percent last year as alcohol-involved, bicyclist, teen and motorcyclist traffic deaths increased. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Monday the number of deaths rose from 876 in 2014 to 963 in …

Why Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Are on Rise

The number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents is expected to have risen by as much as 10 percent when final 2015 statistics are available. That would be the biggest increase ever recorded. The annual Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) …

Colorado DOT to Post Traffic Death Tally Signs to Boost Safety

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin using electronic signs along highways across the state to post a weekly tally of year-to-date traffic fatalities. The Denver Post reported the tally, which will be posted each Wednesday, will be paired with …

Study: Lawrence Area a Hotspot for Kansas Turnpike Accidents

Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. Two of the other accident hotspots along the 236-mile turnpike were in the I-70 …

Report Finds West Virginia Roads, Bridges Among the Worst in U.S.

West Virginia received poor marks in a new report that examined traffic fatalities and road and bridge conditions in rural areas. Twenty-nine percent of major rural roads in West Virginia were in poor condition in 2013, the sixth highest rate …