Juan Carrito, Italy’s Beloved Brown Bear, Dies In Traffic Accident

The 3-year-old rare Apennine brown bear was killed Monday night. He had become a celebrity because of his forays into human habitats.

#animal-behavior, #bears, #deaths-fatalities, #italy, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

What Drunken Driving Taught Me

When the officers handcuffed me, my indignation knew no bounds, but things look different now.

#alcohol-abuse, #automobiles, #bail, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #fines-penalties, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #police-department-san-diego-calif, #roads-and-traffic, #san-diego-calif, #tests-sobriety, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Elon Musk’s Appetite for Destruction

A wave of lawsuits argue that Tesla’s self-driving software is dangerously overhyped. What can its blind spots teach us about the company’s erratic C.E.O.?

#artificial-intelligence, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #compensation-for-damages-law, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ethics-personal, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Georgia Player and Staff Member Killed in Crash Hours After Celebratory Parade

Devin Willock, an offensive lineman, and Chandler LeCroy, a recruiting analyst, died after a vehicle driven by LeCroy crashed into power poles and trees.

#deaths-fatalities, #football-college, #smart-kirby, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-georgia

Whiteouts, Landslides and Floods Cut Off California Roads

The latest storms produced treacherous driving conditions across the state.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nevada, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #sacramento-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #santa-cruz-calif, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-calif

Climate Activists Find a Way to Get Germany’s Attention: Stop Traffic

Extreme tactics have pushed the climate crisis to the top of the public discourse but also stirred debate over whether the activists are going too far.

#automobiles, #climate-change, #debates-political, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #germany, #global-warming, #green-party-germany, #last-generation, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Southwest and Other Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Across the US

The company canceled more than 60 percent of its flights on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving many travelers stranded.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #christmas, #customer-relations, #delays-transportation, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southwest-airlines-company, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Thousands of Canceled Flights Upend Travel Plans Across U.S.

Most of the disruption was on Southwest Airlines, which had called off more than 60 percent of its flights by Tuesday morning.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #delays-transportation, #southwest-airlines-company, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations

British Columbia Bus Crash Leaves 4 Dead and Dozens Injured

The authorities said an investigation was continuing but that “it is believed that extremely icy road conditions” caused the bus to roll over.

#buses, #canada, #deaths-fatalities, #kelowna-british-columbia, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Another Day, Another Crash: Life by Britain’s Most Bashed Bridge

A railway bridge with a shallow underpass is bashed into by vehicles with startling regularity, causing mostly embarrassment, but sending cargo — flowers, bicycles, eggs and potatoes — flying onto the roadway.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #cambridgeshire-england, #england, #infrastructure-public-works, #railroads, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Pre-Holiday Winter Storm Causes Power Outages and Hits US with Frigid Cold

Roughly two-thirds of the U.S. population — more than 200 million people — were under winter warnings or advisories at one point on Friday.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #buffalo-ny, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #kentucky, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations

Black Ice and White Knuckles: Braving the Elements on Iceland’s Ring Road

In summer, the roughly 830-mile route offers drivers midnight sun, along with plenty of traffic. Other times of the year, its snowy delights are more solitary, and slippery.

#automobiles, #iceland, #roads-and-traffic, #seasons-and-months, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Once You See the Truth About Cars, You Can’t Unsee It

Cars promised liberation. They delivered something very different.

#automobile-financing, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #consumer-behavior, #credit-and-debt, #credit-scores, #debt-collection, #discrimination, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #income-inequality, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #personal-finances, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prisons-and-prisoners, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #transit-systems, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce

Small Plane Crashes Into Transmission Tower in Maryland

Rescuers on Sunday night devised a careful plan to extricate the two people on board. Photos showed the plane entangled in power lines and seemingly suspended in a snarled mess of metal.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #gaithersburg-md, #montgomery-county-md, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths

Why other rich nations have surpassed the U.S. in protecting pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation

Driver Crashes Into Apple Store Outside Boston, Killing 1

The authorities did not say what caused the driver to smash into the store in Hingham, Mass. One doctor said there were “multiple patients with life-threatening and limb-threatening injuries.”

#apple-inc, #boston-mass, #deaths-fatalities, #hingham-mass, #hospitals, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Los Angeles Pedestrians Look Forward to Relaxed Jaywalking Law

“I’m smart enough to know if cars are coming,” said one walker who is glad the old law will come off the books on Jan. 1.

#fines-penalties, #jaywalking, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Britt Reid, Son of Kansas City Coach Andy Reid, Sentenced to Three Years

Britt Reid, a son of Kansas City Coach Andy Reid, was sentenced to prison for severely injuring a 5-year-old girl in a drunken driving crash. Her family has railed against the plea deal reached in a football-mad city.

#ariel-young, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #reid-andy, #reid-britt-1985, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Ex-Officer Will Stand Trial in Fatal Shooting of Black Man in Michigan

A judge said there was probable cause for Christopher Schurr to be tried for second-degree murder in the killing of Patrick Lyoya, an unarmed Black man, during a traffic stop in April.

#black-people, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #grand-rapids-mich, #lyoya-patrick-d-2022, #michigan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #schurr-christopher-1990, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Police Vehicle Crashes Into Crowd in Bronx, Critically Injuring 4

The vehicle hit a car and spun out of control onto the sidewalk, sending 10 people to the hospital, the authorities said.

#bronx-nyc, #civilian-casualties, #police, #police-department-nyc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Stuck on the Streets of San Francisco in a Driverless Car

A reporter and a photographer went for a ride in an experimental autonomous vehicle operated by the General Motors subsidiary Cruise. There were bumps in the road.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cruise-llc, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #general-motors, #internal-sub-only, #san-francisco-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #waymo

‘We’re on That Bus, Too’: In China, a Deadly Crash Triggers Covid Trauma

A bus heading to a quarantine facility crashed, killing 27. The Chinese public saw themselves in the victims: a country being held hostage by the government’s harsh policy.

#buses, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #politics-and-government, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Cost of Driving in Manhattan

Everyone agrees there are too many cars in Midtown. No one agrees on how to limit them.

#congestion-pricing, #future-of-transportation, #internal-sub-only, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Tomatoes Spill Onto Interstate, Causing Crashes, Quips and Confusion

A crash involving a big-rig truck caused 150,000 tomatoes to scatter across Interstate 80 in Vacaville, Calif. Passing vehicles ground them into a slippery red pulp.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #solano-county-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-calif, #trucks-and-trucking, #vacaville-calif

A Holy British Island, Where the Reckless Try to Outrace the Tide

As the cradle of Christianity in northern England, the isle of Lindisfarne attracts 650,000 visitors a year, some of whom ignore the warning signs of when it’s safe to cross a causeway that twice a day is submerged.

#automobiles, #christians-and-christianity, #england, #holy-island-england, #islands, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Race, Class and Traffic Deaths

A surge in vehicle crashes is disproportionately harming lower-income families and Black Americans.

#automobiles, #deaths-fatalities, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #internal-storyline-no, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

UPS Drivers Say ‘Brutal’ Heat Is Endangering Their Lives

As summers have grown hotter, high temperatures inside trucks without air conditioning have also sickened postal carriers and others who deliver America’s packages. A few have died.

#arizona, #automobiles, #california, #containers-and-packaging, #delivery-services, #fans-airflow, #heat-and-heat-waves, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #labor-department-us, #longview-tex, #los-angeles-calif, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #organized-labor, #pasadena-calif, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #san-fernando-valley-calif, #scottsdale-ariz, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #waco-tex, #weather, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Anne Heche, Actress Known for ’90s Film Roles, Dies at 53

Ms. Heche, who won a Daytime Emmy early in her career and whose films included “Donnie Brasco” and “Wag the Dog,” had been critically injured in a car crash.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #degeneres-ellen, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #heche-anne, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #television, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Anne Heche Is ‘Not Expected to Survive,’ Representative Says

The actress, 53, has been in a coma since shortly after the car she was in crashed into a Los Angeles home last week, her publicist said in a statement.

#heche-anne, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Why ‘Open Streets’ in New York City Were Reduced by 63 Miles

The program, which was made permanent last year, gave New Yorkers more public spaces, but is retreating in many areas. Community advocates hope to stop that slide.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #automobiles, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #open-streets, #parking, #sustainable-living, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #urban-areas

Jackie Walorski, Indiana Congresswoman, Is Dead at 58

Ms. Walorski, who was first elected to Congress in 2012, was traveling in her district with two aides, who were also killed when a passenger car and an SUV collided.

#deaths-fatalities, #house-of-representatives, #indiana, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walorski-jackie

How to Ease Neck and Back Pain From Travel

Backache after a long car ride? Sore neck from trying to sleep on a plane? Try these tips before the next time you head out of town.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #back-human-body-part, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luggage-and-packing, #road-trips, #sprains-and-strains, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations, #walking

At Least 6 Killed in Montana Pileup During Dust Storm

More than 20 vehicles were involved after a windstorm caused “near-blackout” conditions, the authorities said.

#dust-and-sand-storms, #montana, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Amtrak Train Hits Truck in Missouri, With ‘Reports of Injuries’

Amtrak said 243 passengers were on the train when it hit a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Mo., causing several cars to derail.

#amtrak, #deaths-fatalities, #missouri, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #railroads, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Nancy Pelosi’s Napa: Wealthy Friends and a Husband’s Porsche Crash

An accident shines a light on the House speaker’s California life among the vineyards.

#campaign-finance, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #high-net-worth-individuals, #napa-calif, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-heights-san-francisco-calif, #parties-social, #pelosi-nancy, #pelosi-paul, #real-estate-commercial, #san-francisco-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-politics-and-government

Taxi Jumps Curb, Critically Injuring 3 Pedestrians in Manhattan

The accident happened in the Flatiron district, a neighborhood packed with hotels, bars and restaurants.

#accidents-and-safety, #bellevue-hospital-center, #flatiron-district-manhattan-ny, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #walking

Self-Driving and Driver-Assist Technology Linked to Hundreds of Car Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on 10 months of crashes involving systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. A handful of accidents turned deadly.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

How America Lost Its Edge

Are we forgetting how to be a society?

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #europe, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #portugal, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #urban-areas

Auto Safety Agency Expands Tesla Investigation

NHTSA will take a broad look at whether the electric carmaker’s driver-assistance system can increase the risk of crashes.

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

How Safe Are Systems Like Tesla’s Autopilot? No One Knows.

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-us

For Truck Drivers Across the U.S., Major Change Is Approaching Fast

As truck drivers are forced to adapt to increasing difficulties on the road, the support system that serves them is at risk of disappearing.

#careers-and-professions, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #supply-chain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Why New York City Traffic Cameras Are Off When Drivers Speed the Most

As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on new safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.

#adams-adrienne-1960, #adams-eric-l, #albany-ny, #cameras, #city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #cuomo-andrew-m, #gounardes-andrew-s, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #local-government, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #reinvent-albany, #rodriguez-ydanis, #schwartz-samuel-i, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #state-legislatures, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives, #weprin-david-i

The Problem With Elon Musk’s Vision of Tesla’s Autopilot Future

Our documentary explores Tesla’s difficulty in making automated driving a reality.

#driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

How to Stop Speeding Drivers in N.Y.C.? Scare Them

Traffic deaths in New York City have risen to the highest level in eight years. A new campaign aims to shock them into slowing down.

#brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

We Must Fix America’s Deadly Roads

Bicyclists and pedestrians are dying at alarming rates. Do we have the courage to remake our car-centric streets?

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #governors-highway-safety-assn, #infrastructure-public-works, #mountain-view-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-department-calif

Can A.I. All but End Car Crashes? The Potential Is There.

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

#aispecialreport2022, #artificial-intelligence, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #deaths-fatalities, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

In Louisiana, a Lafayette Neighborhood Warily Eyes New Highway

Residents of Lafayette are wary of a project that has dragged on for decades, but they believe that their community — where vehicles hit buildings and pedestrians — has few options.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #lafayette-la, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

South Dakota Attorney General Is Impeached Over Fatal Car Crash

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg will face a trial in the State Senate to determine whether he is removed from office.

#boever-joe-1964-2020, #impeachment, #noem-kristi, #politics-and-government, #ravnsborg-jason-r, #republican-party, #roads-and-traffic, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Road Rage Shootings Raise Alarms in Texas

Dozens have been reported in Texas alone amid a pandemic surge in gun purchases and a country increasingly on edge.

#anger-emotion, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #gun-control, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #turner-sylvester

Fire Chief Killed While Responding to Nebraska Wildfire

Chief Darren Krull of the Elwood Volunteer Fire Department died in a car crash during a fire that has scorched some 30,000 acres in two days.

#agriculture-and-farming, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #nebraska, #ricketts-john-peter, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #weather, #wildfires