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Traffic Fatalities

6 days ago
These researchers call for dangerous, large-sized SUVs to be removed from the road.
Forbes
July 31, 2019, 8am PDT
Texas leads the nation in automobile-related deaths, and the state is considering spend a large amount of money to lower the number of fatalities on the state's highways.
Houston Chronicle
July 22, 2019, 9am PDT
No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
July 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Toronto has gone back to the drawing board for more effective strategies and tactics for reducing traffic fatalities after its first attempt failed to produce any measurable results.
The Star
July 15, 2019, 5am PDT
While much focus is on the future of autonomous vehicles, the increase in pedestrian deaths related to SUVs remains a largely ignored issue.
Slate
July 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Europe proves to Americans that when it comes to pedestrian fatalities, it doesn't have to be this way.
City Observatory
June 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
A pickup truck driver towing a trailer on a two-lane rural road in New Hampshire on June 21 is charged with seven counts of vehicular homicide after colliding with a group of motorcycle riders. Attention has turned to his commercial driver's license.
USA Today
June 28, 2019, 10am PDT
A new state task could prove its seriousness about ending traffic fatalities, by recommending that two of its most populated counties test speed cameras on highways.
The Mercury News
June 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The state of Texas decided to preempt local traffic safety laws by banning all red light camera programs.
KVUE
May 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Streetsblog has created a graph to track the progress of Vision Zero cities in reducing traffic fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
May 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
Pedestrian fatalities are rising, and one city council candidate has had enough.
Cincinnati Enquirer
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
May 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Road safety advocates, particularly those who promote walking and biking, have long understood the importance of language, such as using "crash" rather than "accident." Two new media studies shed more light on bias in media coverage of crashes.
Outside Online
May 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has seen a rise in car crash deaths since implementing its Vision Zero initiative. Advocates say not enough action is being taken to make streets safer.
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Car-oriented politics keeps scoring wins in Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
March 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Globe and Mail editorial board points out the obvious hypocrisies of the global response to an aviation tragedy relative to the ongoing tragedies that occur every day as a result of the world's reliance on automobiles.
Globe and Mail
March 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Seattle is working toward its Vision Zero goals, after a year in which most people killed by drivers in the city were pedestrians.
The Seattle Times
March 4, 2019, 6am PST
Among the factors that stand out in the "Spotlight on Highway Safety" report released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association is increased "death by SUV," which kill at a higher rate than cars. Distraction, however, is hard to prove.
USA Today
December 28, 2018, 12pm PST
Traffic fatalities declined in New York City for the fifth consecutive year.
Curbed New York
September 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The program’s outcomes in different cities show varying levels of success and some failures.
The Guardian