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Officials in N.Y.’s Nassau County Endorse Speed Cameras in School Zones

Officials in Long Island’s Nassau County, in the western part of Long Island, have formally asked for state permission to install up to 56 speed cameras in school zones. The County Legislature unanimously supported the speed camera resolution on April …

N.Y. Lawmakers Propose Speed Cameras in School Zones in NYC, Long Island

New York State lawmakers are taking aim at lead-footed drivers in New York City and Long Island with a proposal to authorize hundreds of speed cameras in school zones, a plan touted as a way to protect pedestrians and raise …

Texas Jury Awards $4.6M in Suit Over Fatal Crash

A jury has awarded a West Texas family $4.6 million in a lawsuit it had filed against three trucking companies related to a 2010 crash that killed two men. The El Paso Times reports the jury found the companies were …

Family of Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen to Pay Only Fraction of Rehab Fee

The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified. Ethan Couch’s parents will be charged $1,170 a month …

Rising Population Leads to Increase in Texas Auto Injury Crashes, Fatalities

Texas’ rapidly expanding population has given rise to something else: more deadly car crashes. The number of fatal automobile crashes in Texas has been on the decline since 1980, but that trend may have come to a screeching halt. For …

Fatalities on South Dakota Highways Higher Compared to 2013

Fatalities in car wrecks on South Dakota highways so far this year have almost doubled compared to the same period in 2013. The state’s Department of Public Safety says 24 people have died in crashes in 2014. The state recorded …

Traffic Deaths Decline as Wrecks Rise in South Texas Drilling Area

Traffic fatalities are down but the number of wrecks has risen in a 23-county area of South Texas where oil drilling has boomed in recent years. The San Antonio Express News reports there were 236 fatalities in 2013, a drop …

Oklahoma DPS: December Traffic Fatalities Half That of Previous Year

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says there were half as many fatalities in December 2013 verse the same month the previous year. There were 33 fatalities on Oklahoma roadways in December 2013 compared to 66 in December 2012. The …

Wyoming Traffic Fatalities Dropping

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says fewer people died in traffic accidents across the state last year than in 2012. The Powell Tribune reported 87 people were killed in the state in 2013, 34 fewer than the year before and the …

Traffic Deaths in Wisconsin Drop by 12% in 2013

Traffic deaths in Wisconsin fell 12 percent last year, a drop that state transportation officials partly credit to safety and awareness programs that resonate with younger drivers. There were 530 road fatalities last year, down from 601 road deaths the …