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Arizona City’s Pedestrian Safety Effort Fails

Phoenix, Ariz. officials failed to advance an effort that aimed to reduce pedestrian deaths by improving street safety in the city. The Phoenix City Council voted 4-4 this week on the motion to direct city staff to develop a strategy …

Pedestrian Fatalities Continue to Rise

A new report projects that 6,227 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2018, the highest number in nearly three decades. Pedestrians will account for 16 percent of all traffic deaths in 2018, compared to 12 percent in 2008. While advancements in motor …

Image System Promises to Identify Unsafe Traffic Intersections Before Accidents Happen

Could a traffic agency identify a potentially dangerous road intersection without first witnessing a collision? Three Kennesaw State University researchers and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are attempting to answer that question as they near completion on a two-year …

Teen Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise in Utah

More Utah teens have died in car crashes during the first nine months of this year than in all of 2015, according to new state data. A total of 26 teenagers have died on Utah roads so far in 2016, …

Midwest Study: More Lighting Would Cut Farm Vehicle Crashes by 60%

Traffic accidents involving farm vehicles in the Midwest would drop by more than 60 percent if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those vehicles, according to a study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. The …

New Mexico Driver’s License Revamp Draws Fresh Criticism

New Mexico officials ran into fresh criticism Tuesday about revisions to the state’s immigrant driver’s license law at a public hearing on the proposed regulations. The Department of Taxation and Revenue has said its plan to implement a law approved …

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 …

Colorado Governor Again Vetoes Bill to Ban Red-Light Traffic Cameras

For the second consecutive year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that would have enacted a statewide ban on red-light traffic cameras. Hickenlooper said he agrees with lawmakers that photo enforcement tools should only be used for public …

Hawaii Sues Takata, Honda over Defective Air Bags

The state of Hawaii is suing Japanese manufacturer Takata over defective air bags they say threaten peoples’ lives. The lawsuit filed last week in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii also names auto manufacturer Honda. Millions of Takata’s defective air …

Seattle Considers Adding More Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras led to nearly 40,000 tickets in Seattle. in 2015. Now Washington’s largest city is considering adding more. KING-TV reported Seattle’s existing red light cameras brought in more than $5 million last year. The Seattle Department of Transportation …