Traffic Fatalities

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The Strange Case of a Brooklyn Warehouse Full of Thousands of NYPD-Seized Bicycles

One family's struggle to obtain evidence in the death of their son raises a number of questions. 

Mapping New York's Traffic Crashes

Twenty-three percent of the city's 2013 car-related fatalities occurred in just 5 percent of its neighborhoods.

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The Fuzzy Logic of a Jaywalking Crackdown in New York

Officials hope it'll make streets safer. But pedestrians are often the victim of careless, speeding drivers.

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De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan Could Set a New Standard for Traffic Safety

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate pedestrian deaths.

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Across the 50 States, a Big Disparity in Road Safety

States with the toughest driving laws see far fewer traffic fatalities.

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How National Income Predicts Traffic Safety

In ways that aren't always obvious.

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The Biggest Test Yet of the NYPD's Pledge to Treat Traffic Deaths Seriously

A New York City police officer struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn last weekend. Will there be charges?

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It's No 'Accident': NYPD Changes the Way It Talks About Traffic Deaths

The NYPD is replacing the term "accident" with the word "collision," a change that underscores a new approach to bike and pedestrian fatalities.

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An Indirect Damage of Terror Attacks: Higher Traffic Fatalities

New research suggests people drive more after transit is targeted, even though the choice actually elevates their safety risk.

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Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

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Number of the Day: 7,630

That's the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first three months of this year, up 13.5 percent from the first quarter of last year.

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Why Seniors, Children, and the Poor Are at Greater Risk of Traffic Deaths

Low-income neighborhoods often lack even the most basic pedestrian infrastructure.

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Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.

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We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

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Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

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Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot