A Little More Remote Work Could Change Rush Hour a Lot

Peak commute time has long ruled our lives, our cities, our tax dollars. But it doesn’t have to.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #roads-and-traffic, #telecommuting

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2 Arrested in California Road-Rage Shooting That Killed a 6-Year-Old

Eriz Marcus Anthony, 24, and Lee Wynne, 23, are expected to be charged with murder in the May 21 killing of Aiden Leos.

#california, #costa-mesa-calif, #funerals-and-memorials, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-calif, #orange-county-calif, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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How Will the Mayoral Candidates Manage New York’s Streets?

Eight leading Democratic candidates share their ideas for curbing congestion and improving pedestrian and cyclist safety.

#adams-eric-l, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #congestion-pricing, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #stringer-scott-m, #transportation-alternatives, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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New York City Traffic is Back,According to Reporters

In New York City, traffic has roared back to nearly prepandemic levels; perhaps no one has a better front-row seat than traffic reporters.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorial-day, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #ny1, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #transportation-department-nyc

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Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

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Indonesian Lawsuit Seeks Court’s Help in Pollution Battle

A district court in Indonesia’s capital is expected to rule soon in a suit accusing the president and top officials of failing to curb pollution.

#air-pollution, #environment, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #joko-widodo, #politics-and-government, #respiratory-diseases, #roads-and-traffic, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

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N.Y.P.D. Highway Officer Killed by Drunk Driver, Police Say

Anastasio Tsakos was directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway overnight when he was struck by a woman who the police said was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

#hempstead-ny, #long-island-expressway, #police-department-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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S.U.V. Driver Jumps a Rising Drawbridge in Florida

The Daytona Beach Police Department said the jump, which was captured on video, was the second in the past few weeks.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #daytona-beach-fla, #florida, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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SUV Driver Jumps a Rising Drawbridge in Florida [Watch Video]

The Daytona Beach Police Department said the jump, which was captured on video, was the second in the past few weeks.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #daytona-beach-fla, #florida, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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We Need an Infrastructure Package for Nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.

#animals, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birds, #commuting, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #flowers-and-plants, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #long-island-ny, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states

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Biden Plan Spurs Fight Over What ‘Infrastructure’ Really Means

Republicans say the White House is tucking liberal social programs into legislation that should be focused on roads and bridges. Administration officials say their approach invests in the future.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #federal-budget-us, #home-health-care, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #roads-and-traffic, #rural-areas, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-council-of-economic-advisers

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America Favors Cars Over Public Transit. Can Biden Change That?

The president’s infrastructure plan tries to break from the past by shifting spending away from new roads and toward public transit. It won’t be easy.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #amtrak, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-highway-administration, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems

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Old Tunnels and Rusting Bridges: America’s Creaking Infrastructure

The Biden administration has pledged a $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. With century-old water systems and schools vulnerable to earthquakes, there is no shortage of need.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #earthquakes, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water

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Biden Seeks to Use Infrastructure Plan to Address Racial Inequities

The president’s $2 trillion proposal allocates money to help communities of color, like a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by a highway project a half-century ago.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bridges-and-tunnels, #infrastructure-public-works, #minorities, #new-orleans-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tesla’s Autopilot Technology Faces Fresh Scrutiny

Federal regulators are investigating 23 recent accidents in which drivers were, or may have been, using the automatic steering and braking system.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #center-for-auto-safety, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Traffic Cops Return to Rome’s Landmark Piazza

While motorists in Rome are known for their chaotic driving, the return of police officers directing traffic at the intersection was greeted by many as a sign of normality at a difficult time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #police, #roads-and-traffic, #rome-italy, #sordi-alberto

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If You Look at Your Phone While Walking, You’re an Agent of Chaos

An experiment by Japanese researchers revealed how just a few distracted walkers really can throw off the movements of a whole crowd.

#cellular-telephones, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #smartphones, #urban-areas, #walking, #your-feed-science

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We Need Buses, Buses Everywhere

Better service would improve millions of Americans’ lives.

#buses, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Indonesia Bus Falls Into Ravine, Leaving Dozens Dead

The brakes on a bus carrying 66 students, teachers and relatives who had visited an Islamic missionary’s tomb appear to have malfunctioned, killing 29.

#buses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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F. Salt Fitzgerald and Snowbi Wan Kenobi Will Plow Minnesota. Sorry, Luke Snowalker.

More than 122,000 voted to pick eight names in the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Name a Snowplow contest.

#contests-and-prizes, #minnesota, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nuclear-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #united-states, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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South Dakota Attorney General Charged With Careless Driving in Man’s Death

Jason Ravnsborg avoided felony charges, including manslaughter, after he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car last September.

#boever-joe-1964-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ravnsborg-jason, #roads-and-traffic, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Winter Storms Pummel U.S. With Snow, Ice and Extreme Cold

The harsh weather was a prelude to another winter storm that is expected to bring more snow, sleet and freezing rain to over 100 million Americans over the next several days.

#clark-county-wash, #northeastern-states-us, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-general-electric-company, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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Driving in Winter? Tips From Experts on How to Arrive Safely

Recent pileups in Iowa and Texas amid severe winter weather have analysts and traffic experts issuing vital reminders about how to stay safe. One common refrain: Slow down.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #iowa, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #winter-season

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Toll Worker Job Losses Highlight Long-Term Fallout of Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid off workers to switch to labor-saving technology, in what might be a broader trend.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pennsylvania-turnpike, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Section of Highway 1 in California Collapses After Heavy Rains

A section of the scenic road near Big Sur collapsed after heavy rains.

#big-sur-calif, #cabrillo-highway, #highway-1-calif, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #roads-and-traffic

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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.

#air-pollution, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #automobiles, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #federal-aid-us, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Australia’s States Are Feuding Like Siblings. What Else to Do but Laugh?

Australians are facing a messy patchwork of border restrictions that lock out both the coronavirus and fellow citizens. A new ad offers a biting, if humorous, commentary on the state of affairs.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #morrison-scott-1968, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations

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Water Main Break Floods Cross Bronx Expressway, Trapping Drivers

The rupture highlighted the frail state of the city’s aging infrastructure.

#bronx-nyc, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #floods, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic

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A Push for Cyclists Safety After 5 Die Near Las Vegas

The growing metropolitan area often pits cars and construction against cyclists, with tragic consequences and calls for better regulation.

#barson-jordan-alexander, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #clark-county-nev, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #las-vegas-nev, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Why Emptier Streets Meant an Especially Deadly Year for Traffic Deaths

In New York City, at least 243 people died in crashes in 2020 — the most since Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced his signature street safety plan in 2014.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #drag-racing, #forgione-margaret, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives

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Two Siblings Are Killed in Crash as Suspect Speeds Wrong Way on I-95 in Florida

A carjacking suspect fleeing the police drove north in southbound lanes and struck an S.U.V. on Interstate 95 near Daytona Beach.

#deaths-fatalities, #interstate-95, #roads-and-traffic, #volusia-county-florida

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Trucks Stuck in U.K. After France Border Closure Begin Moving

France closed the border to help limit the spread of a coronavirus variant. With the border now reopened, testing thousands of drivers and clearing the backlog of freight will take some time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dover-england, #france, #international-trade-and-world-market, #roads-and-traffic

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Concerns About Covid Strain Cut Off U.K. From Europe

Dozens of countries banned air and rail links to Britain, foreshadowing what a “no deal” Brexit could look like in 10 days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #england, #europe, #european-union, #ferries, #food, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #roads-and-traffic, #shortages, #travel-warnings

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Driver Who Killed 5 Cyclists Had Methamphetamine in His System, Prosecutors Say

Jordan Barson faces several felony charges after the authorities said he drove a box truck into a group of cyclists who were riding on a highway outside Las Vegas last week.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #nevada, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Bicycling Surges in Manila Amid Covid-19 Lockdowns

City dwellers around the world turned to bicycles as the pandemic forced urban areas to restrict public transit. In the crowded Philippine capital, that meant weaving through notoriously bad traffic.

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems

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​E.U. Reveals ​Openness to a No-Deal Brexit

The measures, which require British agreement, would cover air and road travel, freight and fishing for six months, to prevent immediate chaos should the transition period end without a trade pact.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

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Angry Farmers Choke India’s Capital in Giant Demonstrations

Tens of thousands have arrived in tractors and trailers, many traveling hundreds of miles, to block roads into New Delhi and protest recently passed pro-market agricultural policies.

#agriculture-and-farming, #delhi-india, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #haryana-india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic

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In Kenya, a Cherished Fig Tree Gets a Reprieve

The 100-year-old tree, slated for removal to make room for a new expressway, will be preserved following a backlash from environmentalists concerned about shrinking green spaces in Nairobi.

#china, #infrastructure-public-works, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #nairobi-expressway-kenya, #roads-and-traffic, #trees-and-shrubs

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A Famed Fig Tree’s Days Are Numbered as a New Highway Plows Through

A tree that has graced a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, for nearly a century is slated to be taken down to make way for a highway through the city intended to reduce traffic jams.

#environment, #kenya, #kikuyu-tribe, #nairobi-kenya, #roads-and-traffic, #trees-and-shrubs, #wangari-maathai

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On Afghan Highways, Even the Police Fear the Taliban’s Toll Collectors

As the U.S. retreats and peace talks stall, the Taliban have increasingly taken over Afghanistan’s highways, raising millions in unofficial taxes and strengthening their hand at the negotiating table.

#afghan-national-police, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #extortion-and-blackmail, #helmand-province-afghanistan, #kabul-afghanistan, #roads-and-traffic, #taliban

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Romans Want to Get Rid of Wild Boars, but Killing Them? That’s Another Matter

The euthanizing of a boar and her six piglets on a playground near the Vatican has aroused fury in Rome, a city that has long complained about the often aggressive animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #hunting-and-trapping, #italy, #pigs, #raggi-virginia-1978, #roads-and-traffic, #rome-italy

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A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.

#alaska, #canoes-and-canoeing, #forests-and-forestry, #geese, #islands, #juneau-alaska, #roads-and-traffic, #tongass-national-forest-alaska, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas

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Two Park Police Officers Face Manslaughter Charges in Virginia Shooting

After Bijan Ghaisar’s Jeep was hit by another vehicle in 2017, he left and failed to pull over for the police. “None of that should have led to his death,” a prosecutor said.

#fairfax-county-va, #firearms, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-park-police, #virginia

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Are Amazon Jobs Worth 1,400 Loads of Traffic? French Region Is Split

The picturesque Gard desperately needs more employment. But environmentalists are pushing back at what they see as a looming blight.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #fournes-france, #france, #gard-france, #labor-and-jobs, #pollution, #roads-and-traffic, #unemployment

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New Jersey Gas Tax Spikes Because of Coronavirus Impact

Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #budgets-and-budgeting, #gasoline-tax-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-jersey, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

#albuquerque-nm, #antique-and-classic-cars, #arizona, #automobiles, #gallup-nm, #holbrook-ariz, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #photography, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #winslow-ariz

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9 Major N.Y.C. Roads Get Lower Speed Limits as Traffic Deaths Surge

More drivers, passengers and motorcyclists have been killed so far this year than all of last year. Reckless driving is a major factor, officials say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #national-safety-council, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #trottenberg-polly

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