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Motorist reports the car came 'inches' from pedestrian but hit brakes in time.

Tesla and its Autopilot feature get a ray of good news after a rough few weeks.

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The German city of Augsburg installed pedestrian signals in the ground at busy crossings so texting walkers know when it is safe to cross.

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A father in Croatia's quick thinking may have saved the life of his child after he pushed the stroller out of the way of a drunk driver over the weekend.

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Despite efforts to eliminate fatalities, they're instead increasing at historic rates.

Pedestrian deaths are increasing at the fastest rate recorded since record keeping began more than four decades ago. Researchers project a 10-percent year-over-year increase in pedestrian deaths in 2015.

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Volvo's V40 looks to be just the first of many to deploy airbags on the outside of the vehicle in order to protect occupants and pedestrians alike.

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UC San Diego researchers have crafted a pedestrian detection algorithm for self-driving cars that's quicker and more accurate than existing systems.

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At CES, Mobileye And The DOT Partner On 'Smart City' Ideas

The collision-avoidance system could warn bus drivers of pedestrians and bicyclists. It could also help city planners prevent crashes before they happen.

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Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths And Pedestrian Fatalities Historically Spike On January 1

New Year's Day might be a great day to stay home. It's annually one of the deadliest days on American roads.

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Early Projections Show 8.1-Percent Increase in Fatalities In First Half Of 2015

In some respects, there's never been a safer time to ride in a car. The number of vehicle occupants killed in traffic accidents dipped to 21,022 in 2014, according to the federal agency that tracks the numbers. It's the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1975.

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Costumes Test Ability Of Google's Autonomous Software In Discerning Odd Shapes

Do self-driving cars get spooked by vampires? That's one of the questions Google set out to answer over the past weekend when dozens of trick-or-treaters visited the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.

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A couple of cops in Oklahoma City went above and beyond for a local homeless man this week who had just lost his guitar in a crash.

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Traffic Deaths Are Down In The City, But Safety Plan Draws Criticisms

Vision Zero, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to end all traffic deaths, has already improved safety, but not everybody is happy.

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The Governors Highway Safety Association has released an analysis of preliminary pedestrian fatality traffic data for the first six months of 2014. The study indicates deaths for the year are likely be be about the same as 2013, indicating slow progress with pedestrian safety efforts.

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The parents of a 3-year-old New York girl killed in a crosswalk were outraged this week when they learned the motorist who struck their daughter can re-apply for his driver's license within 30 days of having it suspended.

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The NHTSA delays the final ruling of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, meaning it won't come into compliance until 2018. The move has upset the National Federation for the Blind, which has been lobbying for more than a decade for built-in automated alerts for EVs and hybrids moving at low speeds.

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Recently elected New York City mayor Bill de Blasio inaugurated his "Vision Zero" plan last year to reduce traffic deaths in The Big Apple to zero by 2024. The numbers for 2014 show the initiative is headed in the right direction: pedestrian deaths dropped to an all-time low of 132, down from 179 in 2013.

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Girl's family has filed a wrongful death suit over the tragedy

A Queens, New York couple is furious after the driver who ran over and killed their three-year-old daughter last year had the two citations stemming from the incident dismissed by a judge in July. The family only recently learned about the lack of punishment in their little girl's death.

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October 31 is one of the worst days for pedestrian deaths, car thefts and reports of vandalism

Halloween is consistently one of the worst holidays to be on the street. October 31 sees a huge share of pedestrian deaths, car thefts and car vandalism.

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More than 108,000 Seattleites safely commute on foot or by public transportation each day

A recent study by Liberty Mutual Insurance found Seattle to be the safest city in America for pedestrians. The Emerald City has 108,000 residents traveling by foot or bike everyday, and less than ten pedestrian deaths each year. While a crunchy west coast city topping the list isn't overly shocking, the rest of the safest cities may surprise you.

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Motorist must be breaking at least two traffic laws when they kill a pedestrian to be charged with a crime

A New York State precedent known as the "rule of two" stipulates a driver must commit two traffic misdemeanors when the pedestrian or cyclist is struck for prosecutors to bring a charge of criminal negligence.

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In fact, watch your step if you're in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami or Memphis. Those are the top five cities as ranked by the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI), a measure developed in the 1990s and used in this instance by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) in its annual Dangerous by Design study on where its unsafe to walk and why. Compiling data for the decade from 2003 to 2012 on the 47,025 pedestrian fatalities and 676,000 pedestrian injuries, the NCSC pegs the national PDI av

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