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Watch speeding driver, on course to hit family with stroller, get T-boned at last second

The couple were pushing their 1-year-old in a stroller across a crosswalk

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Pedestrian and cyclist deaths rise to highest level since 1990

Meanwhile, traffic deaths fell for the second straight year

U.S. traffic deaths fell 2.4% in 2018 to 36,560 although the number of pedestrians killed rose to its highest level in nearly three decades, the U.S. auto safety agency said Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said traffic deaths fell for the second straight year - down 913 from 2017. The fatality rate fell by 3.4% to 1.13 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, the lowest rate since 2014.

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Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rise in 2018

But overall traffic fatalities fell to their lowest rate since 2014

But overall traffic fatalities fell to their lowest rate since 2014.

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U.S. vehicular fatalities top 40,000 in 2018 for third straight year

National Safety Council says the number is up 14 percent from four years ago

National Safety Council says the number is up 14 percent from four years ago.

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2019 Chevy Volt has a new, weird pedestrian warning sound

The alien-like sound changes with the car's speed

The alien-like sound changes with the car's speed.

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Hit-and-run crash deaths hit record high in 2016, AAA finds

Hit-and-run accidents occur about once every 43 seconds in the U.S.

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that hit-and-run crashes killed 2,049 people in the U.S. in 2016, a record high and a 60 percent increase since 2009. Unsurprisingly, most of the victims — nearly 65 percent — were pedestrians or bicyclists.

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Motorcycle cop tickets a self-driving car in San Francisco

Cruise Automation says the car did nothing wrong

Now here's a genuine novelty: In San Francisco, a motorcycle cop pulled over an autonomous vehicle and issued it a ticket. The future has arrived.

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Waymo patents car that softens if it hits a pedestrian

When sensing it's about to hit a pedestrian, the car would change the rigidity of its body panels, bumpers and the hood using underlying cables, rods or springs.

Driver snatches elderly woman from speeding train's path just in time

For this woman, it was the most important day of her life.

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Tesla owner says Autopilot prevented pedestrian accident

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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City installs traffic lights on sidewalks for texting pedestrians

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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Man snatches baby out of drunk driver's path of destruction

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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Pedestrian death rate jumps at fastest pace ever recorded

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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Your next car could have airbags on the outside

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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Smart car algorithm sees pedestrians as well as you can

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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New truck and bus tech could reduce pedestrian deaths

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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No surprise, New Year's brings out drunk drivers like no other day

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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