Traffic Safety

A New Map Gives New Yorkers the Power to Report Traffic Hazards

Used well, it could serve as a powerful example of a city's ability to mine the collective knowledge of its residents for good.

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The Tricks Designers Use to Make Roads Safer

Modernizing India's highways hasn't cut down on fatalities. But a Mumbai engineering firm thinks things like curves and signs could make all the difference.

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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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'This Is Unacceptable': One Hit-and-Run Victim's Disappointing Experience With the NYPD

Four friends standing on a sidewalk were struck by a driver who fled, but police closed the case seemingly without even bothering to investigate.

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How Speed Cameras Brought One Ohio Village to a Standstill

Not only is Elmwood Place now embroiled in expensive litigation, it has developed a local reputation as a place to avoid.

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The Case for $100,000 Speeding Tickets

If you can afford a ritzy car, should you pay more for breaking the law?

Parts of Australia Get Swamped In Up to 9 Feet of Nasty Ocean Foam

First it was the extreme heat, now it's horrible drifts of smothering sea lather.

Jonathan Lansey

BEEEEEEEEP! This Bike Sounds Like a Car Horn

The "Loud Bicycle" prototype can blast careless drivers with a 30-second trumpet that's as loud as a rock concert.

Do New Yorkers Really Need to Be Told How to Use Bike Lanes?

According to this cheeky movie by the city's Bike Ambassadors, yes, yes they do.

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Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

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Why the Streets of Copenhagen and Amsterdam Look So Different From Ours

By seizing a historical moment, ordinary Danish and Dutch citizens were able to change the course of development in their urban centers.

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Don't Drive in Malaysia

The southeast Asian country has become a hotbed of road deaths.