‘Vision Zero’ Leader Is the Latest to Leave New York Mayor’s Team

The departure of Polly Trottenberg, the New York City transportation commissioner, is likely to signal a raft of departures from the de Blasio administration.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-blasio-bill, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trottenberg-polly

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At Least 6 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage North Carolina

Rescuers evacuated 31 people from a campground an hour north of Charlotte, which accounted for at least three of the fatalities, the authorities said.

#anderson-county-nc, #charlotte-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

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Tractor Flips During Hayride in Illinois, Killing One and Injuring 17

The injured included 15 children ranging from 1 to 12 years old, the State Police said.

#halloween, #illinois, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy

With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.

#air-pollution, #dudley-susan-e, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #murray-patty, #nessel-dana, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schaitberger-harold-a, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Women Are Biking in Record Numbers in N.Y.C.

When the pandemic hit, draining streets of traffic, more women began using the city’s bike-share program.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #strava-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives, #trottenberg-polly, #women-and-girls

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Documentary Casts Doubt on Official Finding in 1994 Ferry Disaster

After the Estonia sunk in a storm off Finland, investigators said that a bow door had been bashed in by heavy seas. But a new series has raised disturbing fresh details.

#baltic-sea, #documentary-films-and-programs, #estonia, #estonia-the-find-that-changes-everythingmovie, #europe, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Williamson County Sheriff Indicted Over ‘Live PD’ Video of Fatal Traffic Stop

Robert Chody, the sheriff in Williamson County, is accused of tampering with a video of a fatal 2019 traffic stop made by the crew of a police ride-along program.

#ambler-javier, #austin-tex, #chody-robert, #live-pd-tv-program, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nassour-jason, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #reality-television, #television, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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In Colorado, Fiery Political Novice Aims for a Seat in the House

Lauren Boebert, a Glock-packing newcomer to politics, upset a Republican incumbent, but increasing scrutiny and a well-funded challenger have made her a top target for Democrats.

#colorado, #elections-house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #tea-party-movement, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Speeding FDNY Truck Hits Ambulance, Killing Patient

A ladder truck rushing to a fire slammed into an ambulance carrying a man who had suffered a heart attack, killing him and injuring 11 others.

#ambulances, #bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fires-and-firefighters, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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A Car Insurance Claim Estimate Before the Tow Truck Is Called

Using algorithms, tech companies are helping insurers speed up the process after an accident, make it more accurate and keep estimators out of the field — a plus during a pandemic.

#artificial-intelligence, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #computer-vision, #dalyac-alex, #mobile-applications, #tractable-ltd, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Driver Charged in Uber’s Fatal 2018 Autonomous Car Crash

Investigators said the woman had been watching a video on her phone when the vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

#driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #herzberg-elaine-1968-2018, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #uber-technologies-inc

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Southern State Parkway Wrong-Way Crash Kills 4 on Long Island

Police are investigating the collision after a 33-year-old man drove in the wrong direction on a Long Island roadway early Tuesday morning.

#deaths-fatalities, #nassau-county-ny, #southern-state-parkway-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Attorney General, on Crash: ‘I Discovered the Body’

Jason Ravnsborg, the attorney general, elaborated on what happened after his car struck something on a dark highway, saying he returned in the morning to find the dead man, Joe Boever, 55, nearby.

#attorneys-general, #boever-joe-1964-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s Attorney General, Investigated in Fatal Crash

Gov. Kristi Noem said that the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, was in a car crash on Saturday night that left one person dead. Mr. Ravnsborg said he was “fully cooperating with the investigation.”

#deaths-fatalities, #ravnsborg-jason, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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London’s Bridges Really Are Falling Down

Three major crossings on the Thames are closed to cars — one of them considered too dangerous even to walk across. Even the landmark Tower Bridge was recently shut for two days.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #conservative-party-great-britain, #england, #hammersmith-bridge-london, #hammersmithfulham-council-london, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transport-for-london

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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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Bison Are On the Run After 125 Escape a Nebraska Feedlot

So many people have been chasing the 50 stragglers that the animals got spooked and split off into singles and pairs, complicating efforts to catch them, a sheriff said.

#animals, #bison, #cattle, #livestock, #nebraska, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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14 Injured in Bus Accident Near Port Authority

One person was critically hurt after a New Jersey Transit bus struck a barrier on a ramp at 39th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, the authorities said.

#buses, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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After 3 Deaths, Revel Resumes N.Y.C. Moped Service With Stricter Rules

The shared moped company is returning to New York City, its biggest market, and will now be quizzing riders and requiring helmet selfies.

#brooklyn-nyc, #helmets, #new-york-city, #revel-transit-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives

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All About Roundabouts

Rotaries, traffic circles or however you know them, they’re often frustrating for American motorists. They are designed to lessen accidents, but that’s not always the effect.

#federal-highway-administration, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-signals-and-signs, #united-states

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E-Bikes Are All the Rage. Should They Be?

Two new studies shed light on whether pedal-assisted electric bikes provide good exercise, and how safe (or unsafe) they might be.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #exercise, #sports-injuries, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Why Revel Suspended Moped Service in N.Y.C.

The app’s electric-blue rental vehicles have become popular, but crashes, resulting in two deaths this month, have added to safety concerns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #kapur-nina-d-2020, #new-york-city, #rats, #restaurants, #revel-transit-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Army Soldier Sentenced to 3 Years in Accident That Killed West Point Cadet

Staff Sgt. Ladonies P. Strong, who was convicted of negligent homicide, was behind the wheel of a truck that overturned last year, killing one and injuring more than 20.

#deaths-fatalities, #morgan-christopher-j, #orange-county-ny, #strong-ladonies-p, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-military-academy

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Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say

The 52-year-old driver, who was also killed, was aggrieved about the demolition of his home because of a redevelopment scheme, officials said.

#buses, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #guizhou-china, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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11-Year-Old, 2 Teens Killed in Crash at Floyd Bennett Field

Four other teenagers were also injured in the collision, which occurred when the teenage drivers were doing stunts at Floyd Bennett Field, the police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #floyd-bennett-field-brooklyn-ny, #kings-county-hospital, #new-york-city, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

#buses, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Death of Seattle Protester

The driver, Dawit Kelete, 27, struck two protesters with his car early Saturday, one of whom later died, prosecutors said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #love-diaz, #seattle-wash, #taylor-summer-d-2020, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-state

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7 Killed in Crash in El Paso After Border Patrol Tried to Stop Car

The vehicle, which was carrying 10 people, had been pursued before it crashed into a semitrailer on private property, the authorities said.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #deaths-fatalities, #el-paso-tex, #fugitives, #mexico, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline

For years, I have been making images of my mother as her dementia progresses. The process brings us closer.

#bartley-mary-ellen, #deaths-fatalities, #dementia, #durham-nh, #horses, #memory, #new-hampshire, #parton-dolly, #sternbach-joni-photographer, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-new-hampshire

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In a Crisis, We Can Learn From Trauma Therapy

Emotional resilience can be deliberately cultivated. But it takes work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eyes-and-eyesight, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Tanker Truck Blast on China Highway Kills 19

The explosion of the tanker, which carried liquefied gas, engulfed nearby vehicles and buildings, leaving people trapped.

#china, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #zhejiang-province-china

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2020 Is the Summer of the Road Trip. Unless You’re Black.

The family road trip is making a comeback in the wake of the coronavirus, but for African-American motorists, it’s never been a source of unfettered freedom.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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An Unarmed Black Man Is Killed by a Trooper. His Family Wants Answers.

Maurice Gordon, 28, was shot after a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway two days before the death of George Floyd set off nationwide protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garden-state-parkway-nj, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grewal-gurbir-s, #maurice-gordon, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-state-police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #poughkeepsie-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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10 Racehorses Killed in Fiery Crash on New Jersey Turnpike

One of the horses was sired by the Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and another by the Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist.

#american-pharoah-race-horse, #belmont-stakes, #florida, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #new-jersey, #saratoga-springs-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #trucks-and-trucking

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Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Less Traffic and Better Air

Fewer cars on the road during the pandemic has meant cleaner air, but not necessarily fewer traffic deaths. Can we have both?

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #urban-areas, #walking

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Soldier Stopped Shooting by Driving Into Gunman, Kansas Police Say

Master Sgt. David Royer, who is assigned to Fort Leavenworth, drove his car into a man who was firing “randomly” at drivers on a bridge between Kansas and Missouri, the police said.

#fort-leavenworth-kan, #mass-shootings, #missouri, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

Is the risk of dying from Covid-19 comparable to driving to work every day, skydiving or being a soldier in a war?

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spiegelhalter-david, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

The jet crashed into a house in Kamloops, British Columbia. There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #military-aircraft, #snowbirds, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream

Perfecting the technology has taken longer than expected. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult.

#argo-ai, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-llc, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #robots-and-robotics, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #waymo

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What’s the Sweetest, Crispiest Way to Stay Safe in a Car Crash?

It’s made with marshmallows, too.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #cereals, #engineering-and-engineers, #research, #rice-krispies, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Solo Electric Car Set to Hit U.S. Market

From the front, the Solo looks like a car, with hood, grille and headlights. Take a peek from behind, however, and it tapers down to just one wheel.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electra-meccanica, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #rivera-paul, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Gov. Brian Kemp suspended the requirement that most Georgians pass a behind-the-wheel test when applying for licenses last month.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drivers-education, #drivers-licenses, #georgia, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #wisconsin

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A License to Drive the Autobahn Will Have to Wait

Germany’s famously tough driving schools are in lockdown, a microcosm of the toll that the pandemic is taking on small firms.

#berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drivers-education, #drivers-licenses, #germany, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Driver Rams 2 Police Motorcyclists in a Paris Suburb

The collision was intentional, and the officers were gravely injured, the authorities said.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #paris-france, #police, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners

A growing array of specialty shops are turning classics into silent brutes with tire-burning torque and vintage style.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-efficiency, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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New York Streets Are Nearly Empty, but Speeding Tickets Have Doubled

As the pandemic drastically reduces traffic, some drivers are taking advantage of open streets to speed and drag race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #gounardes-andrew-s, #inrix-inc, #johnson-corey, #national-motorists-assn, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #transportation-alternatives, #trottenberg-polly

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