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California Traffic Camera Bill Clears Committee

The bill, aimed at testing speed cameras in the state to improve traffic safety, will go to the full State Assembly for a vote.

May 25, 2023 - Streetsblog California

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Study: Traffic Cameras Reduce Speeding, Crashes

Analysis of the automated enforcement program in Ottawa, Canada shows a significant drop in speeding near traffic cameras.

April 5, 2023 - CBC News

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Federal Agency To Launch Anti-Speeding Initiative

With traffic deaths rising around the country, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving to address speeding and regulate autonomous vehicles.

July 10, 2022 - Reuters

Cars and trucks on a Tennessee freeway

Tennessee Highway Safety Agency Launches Anti-Speeding Initiative

The state’s Highway Safety Office will boost enforcement and public awareness in an effort to reduce traffic deaths from speed-related crashes.

April 21, 2022 - WZTV Nashville

West 72nd Street

Study: Speed Camera Citations Correlate to Safe Infrastructure

New research suggests that fewer speeding tickets are issued in neighborhoods where the city has invested in traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements.

February 16, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City


Arlington County Authorizes Speed Cameras

The Arlington County board approved a program that will install traffic cameras in an effort to protect pedestrians and reduce police interactions.

January 30, 2022 - ARLnow

Florida Pedestrians

Opinion: Road Safety Data Should Include Close Calls

Even in the absence of lethal collisions, the experience of repeated near-misses can discourage pedestrians from walking and degrade public perception of road safety.

January 25, 2022 - NextCity

New "Point to Point" speed cameras on the Hume Highway, Victoria, Australia. Point to Point records your average speed over a set distance.

Study: Speed Cameras Save Lives

Data from Chicago reaffirms the efficacy of speed cameras at reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

January 12, 2022 - Streetsblog Chicago

Highway Speed

Can't Drive 55: America's Dangerous Love of Speeding

While most Americans agree that speeding is a threat to public safety, dysfunctional laws and inadequate enforcement perpetuate a culture of tacitly sanctioned high-speed driving.

December 26, 2021 - Slate

Red Light Camera

First Speed Camera Installed in Gwinnett County

A new speed camera program aims to decrease traffic collisions near schools and make it easier for the police to fine speeding drivers.

November 10, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Traffic and Speed

Illinois Traffic Deaths Up by 10% Over 2020

Officials point to speeding and reckless driving as causes for the increase in fatal crashes.

August 3, 2021 - Daily Herald

Radar Speed Sign

Virginia to Launch Innovative New Anti-Speeding Pilot Program

The state of Virginia's new traffic safety program will focus on speeding as fatal factor in automobile collisions and could eventually provide a model for similar programs around the country.

July 20, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Tiger Woods Crash

Tiger Woods Crash: Blame the Road, Not the Driver, Say Authorities

"Purely an accident" is how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department characterized the one-person, single-vehicle rollover crash that severely injured golfing celebrity Tiger Woods on Feb. 23 while driving on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

March 2, 2021 - Los Angeles Times


Traffic Fatalities Increase Dramatically in 2020

Despite a huge drop in vehicle miles traveled, there have been more traffic fatalities in the first six months of 2020 than the same period in 2019.

September 4, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC


In N.Y.C., Speeding Is Up as Pandemic Continues

Data shows that drivers are speeding on the city’s mostly deserted streets.

April 2, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Protected Bike Lane

Nation's Top Safety Board Recommends Protected Bike Lanes

The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.

November 19, 2019 - National Transportation Safety Board

Ghost bike in New York

Horrific Cyclist's Death in Brooklyn Prompts Calls for New Thinking on Cars

José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.

August 27, 2019 - The New York Times

D.C. Mayor Proposes New Enforcement Measures to Support Vision Zero

Making a speeding ticket a lot more expensive might convince drivers to slow down.

October 3, 2018 - WJLA

Radar Speed Sign

Radar Speed Sign 2.0: How a Small Town Calmed Its Traffic

To get a handle on drivers whizzing through its main road, the small town of Betterton, Maryland installed a "smart" radar speed sign. The data it collected helped the local sheriff's department improve traffic enforcement.

January 18, 2018 - Governing

Speed Limit

Federal Safety Watchdog Takes a Position on Speeding Drivers

Streetsblog USA breaks the news of a major policy departure for the National Transportation Safety Board: speeding kills, and every level of government must do more to counter the problem.

July 28, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

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