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Pedestrian struck by DUII driver near Franklin High School

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital Monday morning after being hit by an impaired driver in southeast Portland. Portland police said a juvenile male was crossing Southeast 52nd Avenue near Franklin High School when he was hit by a vehicle. The victim was in a crosswalk when he was …

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Driving School

It’s harder to change driving habits than expected, survey finds

Data suggests some former passengers are now driving. Others are walking, some are cycling, and some are riding school buses. With Kitchener and Waterloo poised to launch a $1-billion rail transit system, travel findings for Grand River Transit are mixed. Local buses have advanced since 2006 to … Read More

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Legislation

Lawmakers Consider Harsher Penalties For Texting And Driving

Illinois lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation that would harshen penalties for texting and driving. The bill will allow law enforcement to issue a moving violation on a first offense. That carries a fine of $75 for the first violation. Current law only allows a ticket to be issued on …

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Road Safety

Molly Huddle needs ‘an emergency root canal’ after 13th-place Boston Marathon finish

Despite a challenging final few miles, Molly Huddle still finished her Boston Marathon debut. Unfortunately, she now appears to be headed for some dental work. The 33-year-old Providence resident, who owns several American women's records in distance running, was hoping to improve upon her … Read More

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Road Safety

Summit identifies actions to improve road safety

“Some of the main messages I heard from local government were that: · central government should set clear national and regional road safety targets to reduce deaths and injuries;. · there is strong support for investigating a 'Vision Zero' approach, to make safety a bottom line in transport investment;. Read …

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Road Safety

Qatar motorists have the ‘most positive perception’ in region

Qatar's motorists have the most positive road safety perception among regional peer countries, especially in comparing perceptions linked to overall … The Qatar Road Safety Monitor, commissioned by QIC Insured and conducted by global market research company YouGov, is the first long-running … Read More

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Road Safety

Cellphones, seatbelts spell trouble

According to Wairarapa Road Safety Council, around one-third of people who die on New Zealand roads are not wearing seatbelts. Road safety council manager Bruce Pauling said, worryingly, this was an increasing trend. In 2009, police figures show 600 Wairarapa people were fined for failing to … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Sunset pol looks to crack down on texting and walking

… increased from roughly 500 a year in 2000 to more than 2,000 in 2011. 2017, he said, saw nearly 6,000 pedestrian deaths due to “distracted walking.” “I see countless numbers of people texting while driving and texting while walking in the streets,” said Ortiz. “This bill will help protect …

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Distracted Driving

Marquette police urge caution when driving after storm

… Captain Mike Laurila. “Obviously that changed the road conditions and I think if you don't have to drive, just don't drive.” Police also want to remind everyone that April is distracted driving awareness month, so avoid distracting behavior like texting, talking on your phone, or doing makeup while driving. …

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Distracted Driving

In San Diego, distraction is killing us

Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, now seems like a great time to remind ourselves what happened. … What happened is texting while driving, Snapchatting while walking, looking at Pinterest while bike-riding and scrolling through podcasts when you should be watching out for yourself … Read More

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