Car Crashes

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Which Types of Traffic Signals Are the Safest?

New York rates four common options.

This Chilling Ad Might Scare You Into Driving Slower

A powerful video dramatizes the consequences of careless driving.

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Almost Half of All Car Crashes in Los Angeles Are Hit-and-Runs

4,000 people each year are killed or injured in these accidents. Could a change in the law make it a little easier to catch the perpetrators?

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You're More Likely to Die a Violent Death in Rural America Than in a City

Yes, homicide-related death rates are higher in urban areas, but you're twice as likely to die in a car crash outside a city.

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Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

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The Geography of Drunk Driving

The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.

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Policing the Police on Those Distracting In-Car Computers

Fort Wayne moves to limit when officers can type and stare at their on-board screens.