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Come to Seattle — just don’t bring your car with you

People on bikes can ride the highway one day per year — some of us grinned passing a “Bicycles Prohibited” sign — and are shunted to the earliest daylight hours of Sunday morning so as to least inconvenience drivers. At grade level, cyclists have to share the road, a handful …

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Road Safety

German states call for higher fines for reckless drivers and parking offenders

Improving road safety. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) also called to improve the road safety of trucks in order to decrease fatal accidents. "At the international level, we are pushing for stricter regulations, for example, that emergency brake assistants must not be shut down," Scheuer … Read More

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Road Safety

NMT Pecha on future of Walking and Cycling

Urban areas are encouraged to invest in data gathering to allow for critical evaluation of the cost benefit of non-motorized transport infrastructure taking road safety and public health into account, especially for vulnerable groups. There are already many existing financing mechanisms and partnership … Read More

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Road Safety

Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common

"Given the characteristics of the vehicle and the little-used passive safety measures, cyclists and pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users in the event of an accident," said Sergio Alejandro Useche, a researcher at INTRAS, the Traffic Research and Road Safety Institute of the University of Valencia … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Edwardsville police remind motorists to “drop it and drive”

With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Edwardsville Police Department is committed to reducing preventable crashes caused by distractions such as texting or talking on a cellphone. Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone … Read More

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Distracted Driving

‘Dreams shattered’ in Caddo Mills staged crash

Meanwhile, CMHS teacher Sarah Morrison was texting while driving to school and the two vehicles hit in a head-on collision in front of the student parking lot. As a result of the simulated wreck, Morrison “died” at the scene, Bailey was “taken to the hospital” by an Air-E-Vac helicopter, Bruton …

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Distracted Driving

NEWS: Senate may decide on bagging plastic bag bans

An example of this is the state ban on texting while driving. Several municipalities had enacted their own ordinances banning the practice before the state enacted its own statewide ban. Preempting other local ordinances is infringing on local governments' authority, which is why the Municipal … Read More

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Distracted Driving

‘Dreams shattered’ in Caddo Mills staged crash

In a staged auto crash at Caddo Mills High School Thursday, four students and a teacher enacted a tragic scenario that “claimed the lives” of two people. … Meanwhile, CMHS teacher Sarah Morrison was texting while driving to school and the two vehicles hit in a head-on collision in front …

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Distracted Driving

Matters of record received April 19 and 20, 2018

Clayton G. Notgrass, 42, Hermantown, texting/use of electronic device while driving, fined $50. Brian C. Olcott, 39, Duluth, possession of any type of firearm/ammo – crime of violence, fined $50 and 60 months in prison, time stayed on three years of probation with conditions. Debora L. Pederson, 62, … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Report: Connecticut drivers most unsafe in country

The release of the report coincides with the National Safety Council's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. EverQuote analyzed the data of the more than 780 miles logged by EverDrive users in 2017 to compile the report, which ranked the states based on five categories: speeding, phone use, … Read More

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