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Rising US traffic deaths put focus on one Philadelphia road

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just one more step and the stroller would have been on the curb. The thought haunts Latanya Byrd years after a driver racing down Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelp...

Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the roads after the coronavirus pandemic forced many to stay at home. ...

Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar

WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing do...

Taipei man dies after being struck by 4 cars in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man died early Sunday morning (May 2) after he was struck by four cars while trying to cross a street in Wanhua District. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, a 41-year-old ma...

3M announces school zone transformations to increase pedestrian visibility and road safety

3M commits to serve as a global model to help children worldwide get to school safely 3M to work with local NGOs and government agencies to increase safety and visibility in 100 school zones...

Man killed in traffic accident on Taiwan’s north coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was killed while crossing the road in New Taipei’s Jinshan District when a car hit him at high speed on Sunday evening (April 3). CNA reported that the acci...

US road deaths rise at record pace as risky driving persists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. traffic deaths surged in the first nine months of 2021 to 31,720, the government reported Tuesday, keeping up a record pace of increased dangerous driving during t...

Buttigieg pledges help as car fatalities keep spiking higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is pledging to tackle rising traffic fatalities through a national strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and enhancing car safet...

Taiwan targets drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Thursday (Jan. 28) passed a proposal to increase penalties for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at inte...

Judge rules NYC crosswalks fail to protect blind pedestrians

NEW YORK (AP) — Most crosswalks in New York City violate laws protecting the disabled by failing to properly protect blind and low-vision pedestrians, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. Dis...

Taiwan to fine drivers for not yielding at crosswalks from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities will fine drivers and scooter riders for not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks starting Tuesday (Sept. 1). Those violating th...

Taiwan to focus on improving pedestrian safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Friday (Aug. 21) announced a one-month joint project with the National Police Agency (NPA) to clamp down on dri...

A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — To a casting director, he might have seemed the perfect impatient New Yorker — broad, bald and with a booming voice, tattoos on his neck and hands visible under his construction jacket...

5 people struck by trains within days in Washington state

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have confirmed five people in three days have been hit by trains, including three fatally struck. KOMO-TV reported Wednesday that ...

Heavier fines for turning without signaling, other traffic offenses take effect Oct. 1 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is time to flip on the turning signal when making a left or right turn, as failing to do so is among the new traffic rules going into effect in Taiwan on Tuesday (Oct. ...