Traffic Deaths

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Non-Roadway Traffic Deaths On the Rise

A growing number of traffic deaths occur in driveways, parking lots, and other non-roadway spaces.

April 22, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

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Orlando Pledges to Improve Walkability

A city report highlights successes and failures in building safer transportation infrastructure and reducing VMT in 2023.

March 19, 2024 - Yahoo News

Two cars crashed head-on into each other on wet asphalt road.

The Geography of Fatal Car Crashes

Where do the most traffic deaths happen?

March 11, 2024 - Arizona's Family

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The Harms of a Car-Centric World

While most of the world’s population doesn’t drive, cars have an outsized negative impact on public health, the environment, and land use.

March 7, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

Two-lane highway with solid yellow center line and one car driving away against backdrop of red rock formations in Nevada.

Traffic Deaths Rise Sharply on Western Roads

The region is seeing higher rates of road deaths in part due to larger vehicles, high speed limits, and inadequate pedestrian infrastructure.

March 5, 2024 - High Country News

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Florida Is the Deadliest State for Cyclists

Seven of the 10 U.S. counties with the highest cyclist fatality rates are located in Florida, new analysis shows.

February 20, 2024 - The Guardian

70 mph speed limit sign with bullet holes on southwestern highway with desert mountains in background.

California Bill Would Require Speed Governors on Cars

The legislation would call for speed-limiting technology on cars made and sold in the state that would keep speeds to no more than 10 miles over the posted speed limit.

January 25, 2024 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Tampa Road Safety Efforts Pay Off

The city’s Vision Zero initiative, bolstered by federal Safe Streets funds, has led to a significant drop in traffic deaths.

January 24, 2024 - Tampa Free Press

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Denver Road Fatalities at Record High in 2023

The city says it is accelerating its Vision Zero initiative to improve road safety for pedestrians and vulnerable road users.

January 18, 2024 - The Denver Gazette

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Can Chatbot Technology Make California Roads Safer?

State officials look to generative AI to get a five-year surge in traffic deaths under control.

January 11, 2024 - CBS News Sacramento

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San Francisco Fails to Achieve Vision Zero Pledge

The city wanted to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024. It didn’t.

December 24, 2023 - The San Francisco Standard

Black and white "City speed limit 25 mph" sign in New York City with One World Trade Center building in distant background.

NYC Legislators Continue Fight to Set Own Speed Limits

Advocates say lower speed limits save lives and prevent fatal crashes on busy city streets.

December 21, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Aerial view of intersection in Hoboken, New Jersey with crosswalks, bulb-outs, and blue home plate painted in middle of intersection, surrounded by mid-rise multistory apartment buildings.

Vision Zero at Work: Hoboken Celebrates Seven Years of Zero Traffic Deaths

The New Jersey city implemented simple yet impactful changes to eliminate traffic fatalities.

November 29, 2023 - Jalopnik

Close-up of car speedometer showing 120 mph speed with digitally displayed ' VEHICLE OVERSPEED' warning

How Speed Governors Could Save Lives

Most personal vehicles can travel at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, far above any U.S. speed limit. Why?

November 22, 2023 - Fast Company

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Omaha Adopts Vision Zero Plan

The city aims to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025.

November 16, 2023 - Omaha World-Herald

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How Sun Belt Cities are Improving Road Safety

Often car-centric, these cities in the South and West are working to make their roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.

November 2, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Florida to Adopt ‘Safe System’ Traffic Safety Approach

The concept focuses on road design and policy that reduces the likelihood of severe injuries and deaths.

October 27, 2023 - WUSF

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Opinion: To End Traffic Deaths, Cities Must Put Safety Over Speed

Eliminating road deaths requires an overhaul of U.S. infrastructure and regulations to prioritize the safety of people in cars, on foot, and on bikes.

October 24, 2023 - The New York Times

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A Look at Milwaukee’s Vision Zero Efforts

The city is making slow but steady progress on reducing traffic deaths. Some advocates say changes aren’t being implemented fast enough to save lives.

October 17, 2023 - WUWM (Milwaukee Public Radio)

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NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Decline for Fifth Straight Quarter

Traffic deaths were 3.3 percent lower in the first half of 2023 than the same period last year, but not all states saw the same results.

October 2, 2023 - ABC News

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