The Safety Street weekly video series aims to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running by highlighting crashes and close calls in intersections caused by reckless red-light runners. The videos are also available on Twitter @SaferRoadsUSA and YouTube youtube.com/SaferRoadsUSA.

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Intersection located in Aventura, FL.

 

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.

The Safety Street weekly news roundup brings together a mix of road safety and transportation stories from around the web. It is published every week on Safety Street and is available on Twitter via @SaferRoadsUSA.

Sidewalks Closed at Site of Pedestrian Fatality
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car while walking in the center lane of a major roadway in Pasco County, Florida. According to residents who live nearby, construction near the highway makes it difficult to use the sidewalks and many pedestrians are forced to walk on the road. One local walker says some sidewalks have been closed as long as seven or eight months.
Source: WTSP

Colorado City Extends Red-Light Safety Camera Program
The city of Aurora, Colorado is planning to extend its red-light safety camera program for another two years. The city council is moving forward based on the favorable results of a study of the program, which has determined that it is effective in changing driver behavior and reducing collisions and injuries. In 2013, Aurora’s red-light safety camera program mailed 61,283 tickets.
Source: 7News Denver

NYC Council Votes to Penalize Hit-and-Run Drivers
Hit-and-run drivers will face new civil penalties under a bill unanimously passed Tuesday by the New York City Council. Drivers who leave the scene of a collision knowing that they damaged someone’s property can be fined up to $500. Drivers who injure a person will be fined up to $2,000; those who cause serious injuries or death will be fined up to $10,000. The fines in the bill fall on top of any criminal charges and any monetary damages that might be assessed after a civil court cases. It’s currently a crime for drivers to leave the scene of a crash.
Source: Transportation Nation

Red-Light Safety Camera Program Reducing Collisions in Florida Town
The city council in Clearwater, Florida is looking to expand its red-light safety program based on the successes of existing cameras. Statistics at the two intersections monitored by red-light safety cameras show a decrease in both the number of citations issued and collisions. Based on those statistics, the city believes the program is working and driver behavior has improved.
Source: Bay News 9

Minnesota Pilot Program Helps Truckers Combat Drowsy Driving
A new pilot program from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the University of Minnesota aims to give truckers real-time information about where they can safely pull off the road and rest. The program consists of signs near three rest areas that tell truckers how many parking spaces are available. Federal regulations limit truckers to a maximum 70-hour workweek, a 14-hour workday and no more than 11 hours of driving in a single day.
Source: The Star Tribune

                                                                   

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.

The Safety Street weekly video series aims to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running by highlighting crashes and close calls in intersections caused by reckless red-light runners. The videos are also available on Twitter @SaferRoadsUSA and YouTube youtube.com/SaferRoadsUSA.

Take the pledge to Stop on Red

Intersection located in Wilmington, NC.

 

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.

The Safety Street weekly news roundup brings together a mix of road safety and transportation stories from around the web. It is published every week on Safety Street and is available on Twitter via @SaferRoadsUSA.

New Survey: America’s Rudest Drivers Are in Idaho
A new survey from Insure.com has found that Idaho has the “rudest” drivers. The survey asked two thousand drivers which states they felt had the rudest motorists; many answers were influences by the geography of the respondents. The most common causes for complaint were drivers talking on their phones, tailgating, not signaling, weaving through lanes and speeding.
Source: Wired  

Editorial Board Supports Safety Benefits of Automated Traffic Enforcement in D.C.
The Washington Post recently posted an editorial espousing the increased safety that has resulted from red-light and speed safety cameras in the District of Columbia. D.C.’s population has increased by 13 percent in the last ten years, but traffic collisions have dropped by more than 70 percent and injuries have decreased by one-third. According to the editorial board, “The widespread and consistent enforcement of traffic laws made possible by photo enforcement has caused drivers to slow down in the District and obey the rules.”
Source: The Washington Post

Parents Lacking Knowledge of When to Move Children Out of Booster Seats
Nearly 9 in 10 parents are moving their children from booster seats to a seatbelt before they reach the recommended height, according to a new study from Safe Kids Worldwide. For years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended that children ride buckled up in car seats or booster seats until they’re 57 inches tall and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds. However, the survey finds that 7 in 10 parents of children ages 4-10 are unaware of the height recommendation.
Source: USA Today

New Speed Safety Cameras Operating in Five Long Island School Districts
Speed safety cameras began operating in five new school districts in Nassau County, New York, bringing the total number of fixed and mobile speed safety camera locations to 23. By the end of the year, the county expects to install cameras in all 56 districts.
Source: Newsday

New California Law Requires Drivers to Give Space to Bicyclists
In California, a new law has taken effect requiring drivers to give bicyclists three feet of space when they pass them on the road. Prior to this law, there had been no clearly defined passing distance. The law applies to any place a vehicle passes a bicyclist, regardless of whether there’s a bike lane in the road. If there’s not enough room for a driver to give three feet of space, they must first slow down before safely passing.
Source: KPCC

                                                                   

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.

The Safety Street weekly video series aims to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running by highlighting crashes and close calls in intersections caused by reckless red-light runners. The videos are also available on Twitter @SaferRoadsUSA and YouTube youtube.com/SaferRoadsUSA.

Take the pledge to Stop on Red

Intersection located in Miami, FL.

 

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.