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Traffic accidents eating into developing world’s growth

Traffic accidents eating into developing world’s growth

August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Traffic accidents kill well over a million people each year throughout the world, with higher rates in poorer countries. That number, while already quite high, is expected to triple to about 3.6 million per year, according to a SmartPlanet, a tech and business blog. A study conducted by the Pulitzer Center suggests that developing countries […]

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Train crash in Spain leads to calls for federal distracted driving laws in US

Train crash in Spain leads to calls for federal distracted driving laws in US

August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A train collision in Spain that killed 79 people – due to the operator talking on his cell phone – has pushed the U.S. to consider its own distracted driving policies. A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study reveals that distracted driving is a bigger problem in the U.S. than in Europe. Around one […]

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Transportation safety under Bloomberg’s reign

Transportation safety under Bloomberg’s reign

July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s epic 11-year-long reign over New York City draws to a close this fall, the politician-business magnate is fighting hard to pass a variety of reforms, from office buildings designed to fight obesity to improved gun control. Yet in the city whose drivers never sleep, one of Bloomberg’s key focuses has been […]

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Washington D.C. residents against sidewalk biking

Washington D.C. residents against sidewalk biking

July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Even though Washington D.C. bans bike riding on sidewalk in its central business district (CBD), some residents want reforms in its 30-year-old law that imposes limited restrictions on sidewalk biking. Cycling on sidewalks puts pedestrians’ safety at risk and leads to congestion on sidewalks, especially when biking has nearly doubled since 2007 in the city. […]

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U.S. license plates vs. EU’s: humor vs. efficiency?

U.S. license plates vs. EU’s: humor vs. efficiency?

July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of us have played the license plate game on long road trips, or taken a picture of a funny personalized plate like “IMLAWST” or “WHO5 HOT.” License plates do more than just entertain–they help our countries keep tabs on us in more ways than one. Interestingly enough, license plates were created before the dawn […]

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US police to up seat belt citations

US police to up seat belt citations

May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is all set to launch its National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization campaign. This “Click it or Ticket” program will run for a fortnight, from May 20 – June 2, focusing on Memorial Day weekend, which falls smack in the middle. Police across the country are planning to be […]

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Traffic congestion and loathing in Toronto

Traffic congestion and loathing in Toronto

May 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

It may be surprising to some located south of the Canadian border that Toronto has the second worst traffic congestion in Canada, and the sixth most congestion in North America, according to one study. (In case you’re curious, Los Angeles, CA; Honolulu, HI; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA took top “honors.”) Traffic congestion is […]

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Up to speed with Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives

Up to speed with Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives

May 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

New legislation that would install 20 speed cameras in New York City aims to prevent traffic tragedies – tragedies like the one that killed a young couple in Brooklyn earlier this month, when a driver going 60mph down a residential street collided with their cab.

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Traffic enforcement drops, deaths rise in CO

Traffic enforcement drops, deaths rise in CO

April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The numbers speak for themselves: Between 2002 and 2010, highway traffic deaths in Colorado experienced a historic decline, dropping from 743 to 439. Then the Colorado State Patrol dramatically cut back on highway traffic enforcement in 2011 and 2012. Traffic-related fatalities spiked, climbing to 486 last year.

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