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This V2V is Volvo to Volvo: Cars, trucks to share traffic caution data

When a Volvo switches on hazards, nearby Volvos will know

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are separate companies, and have been for almost 20 years. The separation occurred in 1999, when Volvo Group sold its car manufacturing business to Ford, which in turn sold Volvo Cars to Geely in 2010. But despite being separate, the vehicle makers share a name, and now they will also share data between their products to prevent accidents.

Pokemon Go led to hundreds of traffic deaths, study suggests

More deaths, more injuries in far more car crashes, Purdue researchers say

The spike in car crashes went away when the Pokemon craze faded.

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Cops ticket driver with iPhone, tablet lashed to the wheel

Today in stupid driving.

Today in stupid driving.

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6 ways to make roads safer: Roundabouts top AAA's list

They're one of six primary changes recommended.

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Is modern traffic enforcement all about dollars instead of safety?

We're going with a strong yes.

Increasing fines, ticket cameras, and the deck stacked against drivers to fight tickets.

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New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities

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.

Seniors Ready For Tougher Driving Laws To Protect Them From Themselves

Older Americans support regulations that require renewing their license in person and passing a medical screening

New research indicates that older folks understand that there's a concern about their safety as drivers, and suggests they are willing to accept measures that could potentially keep them off the highways.

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Public opinion swings hard against traffic cameras

Protesters Rallied Against Speed Cameras Sunday In One Long Island County

On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win.

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Why narrower 10-foot roads may be safer than 12-foot roads

We live in a society where more is generally considered better. We want improved fuel economy from our cars, more data from our phones and a better picture from TVs. But when it comes to engineering some roads, giving drivers more room might not actually be an advantage. There's some evidence that switching from the current 12-foot standard for lanes to 10-foot-wide lanes for urban streets could boost safety. The change might potentially mean around 900 fewer fatal crashes each year.

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Red-light camera use declines as speed cameras continue to rise [w/video]

Two Traffic-Camera Trends On Divergent Paths

Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140.

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Toronto man takes matters into his own hands when traffic light breaks at rush hour

A pedestrian in the middle of a very busy four-way intersection is never a wise idea... apparently unless you are a 21-year-old Canadian named Artur. For reasons only described as "broken red light," the young man, wearing nothing more visible than a light blue top, recently stood his ground and braved cars, trucks and buses as he guided everyone safely through a Toronto intersection.

More Americans Dying On U.S. Roads

Experts facing across-the-board increases in traffic fatalities

Grim news from America's roads: Across the country, more people are dying in traffic accidents.

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CDC releases results of largest survey ever on drowsy driving

We all know that driving while texting or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released a survey taken back in 2009 and 2010 by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) showing just how lethal drowsy driving can be. According to the survey, drowsy driving accounted for almost 730 f

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US traffic deaths climb 7.1% in first 9 months of 2012

Less than two weeks ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 2011 traffic fatalities had declined by nearly 2 percent – to the lowest level in more than six decades. Now comes word that the first nine months of 2012 haven't been nearly as positive. According to the government agency's preliminary est

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AAA: Young drivers more likely to drive drowsy

Wake-y, wake-y... hit the brake-y! This is the National Sleep Foundation's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has completed a new survey with data indicating that one in seven drivers between 16 and 24 have admitted to falling asleep while behind the wheel at least once in the last year alone. That's a lot more drowsy driving compared to only 1 in 10 of all drivers who said they nodded off while driv

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How insects might help make traffic lights smarter and more efficient

Anyone who has ever driven some of our nation's more congested areas may argue that sitting in traffic for hours at a time is not natural human behavior, and they may be right. In fact, negotiating traffic may be more of the provence of insects, as a Gizmag report suggests.

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Florida to redesign license plates because traffic cameras have hard time reading them?

A lot of companies are making (or at least trying to make) money these days selling devices that improve drivers' odds of beating traffic cameras. As it turns out, though, having a Florida license plate on the back of your car could be the best defense against paying traffic fines like red light camera tickets and tol

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Feds release latest drunk driving stats, launch new campaign

Drunk driving fatalities were on the decline in 2010, with 32 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico all reporting fewer deaths, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But the feds are still concerned about the 10,228 people killed in alcohol-related accidents.

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