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Traffic Deaths

Putting Focus on a Deadly -- but Preventable -- Problem

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Michael R. Bloomberg

Unless we act quickly, traffic crashes will rise from the world's ninth-leading cause of death today to the seventh-leading cause by 2030 -- which could claim as many as 1.8 million lives each year.

Workers Save Lives

William Lynch III | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
William Lynch III

Labor unions, particularly those for public sector workers, have become such a popular punching bag that their membership might as well wear Everlast tags.

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home -- Part Two

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

When someone's son or daughter is killed in Yorkville by a garbage truck, it will indeed not be an accident. It will be a predicted and preventable death.

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to ...

This Boy Didn't Have to Die -- Will You Help Prevent Another Tragedy?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Steve Nelson

Cruel and random death drains us hollow and we hope, against all rational evidence, that some muted and tolerable life will seep back in. Yes, all premature death seems unnecessary, but Cooper died from our civic negligence. We, the citizens of New York, are complicit.

In Control Ben Kallos Attacks Out of Control Trash Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 05.24.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The trash plan itself is already archaic. This particular part of it is a disaster. For reasons that no one quite understands, de Blasio has not yet sent it the way of stop and frisk, although he or the next mayor will eventually have to.

Activist Group Changes The Speed Limit In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York

Members of "Right of Way," a street safety activist group, installed a series of guerilla speed limit signs in Brooklyn Saturday. The signs, which rea...

This Country Has One Of The World's Highest Traffic Death Rates

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 08.12.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- High school student Adonis Tineo lay motionless in an overflowing emergency room on a recent afternoon after slam...

Experts Puzzled By Rise In Traffic Deaths

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Daniel Trotta Oct 2 (Reuters) - U.S. traffic deaths rose 9 percent in the first half of 2012 compared with the same period last yea...

Traffic Deaths In 2011 Fell To Record Low

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living

May 7 (Reuters) - Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads in 2011 fell to their lowest level since federal safety regulators started counting in 1949, the ...

Study: Medical Marijuana Reduces Traffic Deaths

Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.01.2011 | Denver

A good deal of time, money, and energy has been spent on the issue of drinking and driving. For all the hype surrounding medical marijuana these days...

Rick Perry Is Putting My Daughter in Danger

Pamela Kripke | Posted 08.30.2011 | Women
Pamela Kripke

Late last week, Perry vetoed a measure passed in the state legislature that would make it illegal to send and read text messages while driving. He said that the bill "micro-managed" people's behavior.

Egypt's Deadly Roads

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Anyone who has been to Cairo knows that navigating through poorly maintained roads and overcrowded streets is a hazardous endeavor.

Traffic Deaths In 2009 Lowest In A Century | AL BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Deaths in traffic accidents in New York City fell to an all-time low last year - a record that city officials said dates to 1910, when deaths by stree...

Traffic Deaths Down 16 Percent Last Year: IDOT

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Transportation officials in Illinois say 16 percent fewer people died on the state's highways last year, and higher fuel pri...

Gas Prices Up, Traffic Deaths Down

AP | MARK WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rising prices at the gas pump appear to be having at least one positive effect: Traffic deaths around the country are plummetin...