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Traffic Fatalities

July 23, 2020, 8am PDT
Increased stress, increased speeds, more drinking and driving—whatever the reason, traffic fatalities are climbing rapidly even as more Americans leave the car parked at home.
Smart Cities Dive
June 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
As a leading bicycle advocacy organization withdraws support for police enforcement of Vision Zero plans, the discretionary practices of traffic enforcement come under rejuvenated scrutiny.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
May 21, 2020, 8am PDT
Data from the National Safety Council show the first evidence that with fewer cars on the road during the pandemic, fatal collisions have actually been more common for every mile driven.
The Washington Post
May 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System released its preliminary estimates this week.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 10, 2020, 6am PDT
So far in 2020, drivers have killed 15 pedestrians on Connecticut roads.
Hartford Courant
February 12, 2020, 12pm PST
In 2015, Austin, Texas adopted a Vision Zero goal to reach zero traffic fatalities.
Smart Cities Dive
February 2, 2020, 5am PST
Indiana's fifth-largest city, of just under 100,000, residents has 120 roundabouts, more than any city in the U.S., and only 14 traffic lights. The average traffic fatality rate is 83 percent lower than the national average.
Smart Cities Dive
January 23, 2020, 7am PST
Philadelphia's succeeded at reducing traffic fatalities in the first years after adopting a Vision Zero goal. That success didn't last, and one writer is calling for the city to back up its ambitious talk with actions.
Philadelphia
December 16, 2019, 5am PST
Data from New York City show that male drivers are responsible for the vast majority of traffic fatalities in the city, and more of those fatalities are caused by male drivers behind the wheels of trucks and SUVs.
New York Daily News
November 19, 2019, 1pm PST
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.
National Transportation Safety Board
November 13, 2019, 10am PST
Vision Zero is an ambitious goal, but it's impossible if traffic safety ideas aren't tested and implemented on the street.
CityLab
October 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Children are three times more likely to be killed by a driver on Halloween than another day of the year. It's worse for kids between the ages of 4 and 8.
The Washington Post
October 30, 2019, 7am PDT
In the Twin Cities, traffic engineers are reconsidering traffic congestion on four-lane arterials in the face of unrelenting tragedy on these car-centric corridors. Road diets, designed for safety, are now a more tenable proposition.
MinnPost
October 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Long-time bike and pedestrian safety champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is among the authors of a new bill to provide federal funding for Vision Zero projects.
The Oregonian
October 22, 2019, 10am PDT
After several years of increasing traffic fatalities, the total numbers of people killed by cars every year in the United States is finally declining. The same can't be said for pedestrians and people on bikes.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
October 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The Maryland county is launching a traffic safety program, but much work and many changes are needed to eliminate traffic fatalities.
Greater Greater Washington
October 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Not one, not two, but three articles in the past week paint dire portraits of the world that cars have created.
The New York Times
September 13, 2019, 10am PDT
AAA Wisconsin is trying to raise awareness about traffic safety as fatalities skyrocket in Wisconsin, outpacing a problem mirrored nationally.
Wisconsin Public Radio
September 10, 2019, 7am PDT
At least one of the country's largest cities has positive progress to report when it comes to reducing the number of people killed on streets.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 8, 2019, 7am PDT
A Vision Zero program in Los Angeles is memorializing the tragedies of traffic collisions at 100 locations around the city.
Los Angeles Times