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Speeding Driver, 76, Loses License After Crash Killed Cyclist

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 76-year-old man who fatally struck an Oregon bicyclist in 2016 has been sentenced to two years in prison and his driver's license has been permanently revoked. Authorities say Alex Jacoby was driving a Corvette when he struck 21-year-old Robert Esparza on Sept. 24, 2016. Read …

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Legislation

First Chicago Insurance Company Launches Awareness Campaign To Promote Driver Safety

Cell phones are the number one distraction, as many drivers tend to use cell phones for long periods of time. Many states ban handheld cell phone usage altogether driving. A citation can be issued in states where bans exist. Research indicates that drivers using handheld and hand-free cell phones … Read …

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Road Safety

Abbott urges local officials to apply for Harvey funds

The Texas Department of Transportation's “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign is urging drivers to watch for motorcycles, as crashes killed 501 and seriously injured another 2,101 motorcyclists in Texas last year. TxDOT's campaign is part of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness … Read More

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Road Safety

State Capital Highlights: Abbott urges local officials to apply for Harvey funds

Abbott reminded the officials that local governments would not be obligated to pay the typical 25 percent local cost share for hazard mitigation grants and that … The Texas Department of Transportation's “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign is urging drivers to watch for motorcycles, … Read More

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Road Safety

Authorities Urge Caution on Roadways as Farm Season Gets Underway

The sheriff's office said it only takes about 5 seconds for a vehicle moving at 55 miles per hour to close a football field length gap between them and a tractor moving at 15 miles an hour. The sheriff's office also said to never assume farm equipment is turning and …

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Road Safety

Northland police watch for tradies not wearing seatbelts in road safety blitz

Tradies not wearing seatbelts or talking on the phone while driving will be among errant drivers under police scrutiny during a month-long road safety campaign. As part of the national operation starting today Northland police will be targeting four major areas – those not wearing restraints, distractions … Read More

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Road Safety

Pedestrian and motorist road safety tips

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- As the weather continues to get warmer more people will begin enjoying outdoor activities. That means more children will be outside playing and more pedestrians will be out walking, and drivers will need to be more cautious on the road. Lieutenant Chris Rice said it's important for … Read …

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Road Safety

The dangers of wearing your seatbelt incorrectly revealed

The Centre for Road Safety released the vision to coincide with Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety week. According to official figures, 30 people died on NSW roads last year not wearing a seatbelt or wearing a seatbelt incorrectly. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said the crash … Read …

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Distracted Driving

How Many Tickets Issued In Secaucus Distracted Driving Campaign?

During a 21-day distracted driving crackdown this past April, Secaucus police issued 60 tickets to drivers for talking or texting on their cell phones. In the month of April, many towns in New Jersey, including Secaucus, were given funds from the state to add extra patrols to the roadways, specifically …

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Distracted Driving

4:16 PM, I-77 S, Night Time Construction, Ramp Closed

Expect overnight ramp closures Monday at I-77 Exit 30. Times reflect nighttime and early morning hours. Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times when traveling through a work zone. No texting while driving. Ramp closures may vary depending on weather conditions. Read More

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