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Taiwan's Audit Office says scooter license test is too easy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of scooter and motorcycle accidents is increasing each year, and a report by Taiwan’s Audit Office attributes the rise to a lack of safety awareness and d...

Taiwan sees traffic fatalities rise by 6.4% in first half of 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people killed in traffic accidents during the first half of this year was 6.4% higher than for the same period in 2022, the Ministry of Transportation and Co...

Comedian Pete Davidson charged with reckless driving after Beverly Hills crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors charged former “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson with reckless driving Friday, three months after authorities said he crashed into a Beverly Hills hom...

Opposition legislators call upon Taiwan government to enact 'Basic Traffic Safety Law'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Opposition legislators from the Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), and New Power Party (NPP) jointly held a press conference at the legislature on Monday...

Push for transit, walkable communities growing across US

ATLANTA (AP) — On the weekend in March when Brittany Glover would have turned 34, her mother stood on the same busy road in Atlanta where her daughter died six months earlier. Glover, a ...

US traffic deaths drop slightly in 2022 but still a 'crisis'

DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on U.S. roadways decreased slightly last year, but government officials said the 42,795 people who died is still a national crisis. Estimates b...

Bus driver indicted for killing family on crosswalk in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors have indicted the bus driver that struck a family of three at a pedestrian crossing late last year with negligent homicide (過失致死罪). On Dec. 27, 2022, a fami...

Austin mayor apologizes as city struggles to restore power

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Widespread power outages in the Texas capital stretched into a third day Friday for thousands of residents following a winter storm that was spiraling into a management crisis as ...

Companies pledge millions in fed effort to stem road deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 businesses and nonprofits — including rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, industrial giant 3M and automaker Honda — are pledging millions of dollars in initiatives to stem a...

Family of pedestrians killed by bus criticizes Taiwan's transit authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The brother of an Iraqi man whose wife and son were fatally struck on Tuesday (Dec. 27) issued a 5-point statement on Thursday (Dec. 29) condemning Taiwan's transporta...

Bus driver kowtows to family of pedestrians killed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bus driver allegedly responsible for striking a family of three, killing the mother and child, on Wednesday (Dec. 28) went to the hospital to kowtow and apologize to t...

Taiwan's traffic fatalities rising, root causes not addressed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death toll from traffic accidents in Taiwan is rising, and a scholar stated in a speech on Tuesday (Dec. 13) that Taiwan is only working from a surface understanding o...

Travel advisories from 5 countries warn about Taiwan's 'battlefield-like' traffic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of a scathing report on Taiwan's traffic, Taiwanese netizens noticed that the travel advisories for five major developed countries also warn their citizens...

US traffic deaths dip in Q2 but still high as pandemic eases

DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years as pandemic-era reckless driving appeared to ease. But the government ...

US traffic deaths, once in decline, continue to rise in 2022

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. traffic fatalities began to climb two years ago and that deadly trend is continuing in 2022. Roadway deaths rose 7% during the first three months of the year to ...