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2014-07-14 16:20:37

New Pedestrian Signal, Median Fence, Lower Speed Limit, and Expanded Speed Camera Enforcement Part of Engineering, Education and Enforcement Safety Initiatives COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emphasizing partnership and commitment to combat a recent increase in pedestrians fatalities, Maryland State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, County Councilman Eric Olson, College Park Mayor Andrew M. Fellows, joined by...

2014-03-11 23:03:09

The car has long been a cornerstone of California culture, but in recent years, it has been supplanted by bicycles and walking among many citizens of Los Angeles. With a dispute brewing, the LA pedestrian accident lawyers of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group are offering tips to prevent tragedy. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Those who have seen an increase in foot traffic in and around Los Angeles are not imagining things. While such a means of getting around was...

2014-03-05 08:22:33

States Use Engineering, Education, Enforcement to Address Crashes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is declining. Compared with the first six months of 2012, pedestrian deaths fell 8.7 percent during the first half of 2013, according to a new report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Specifically, comparing pedestrian fatality data for January through...

2011-02-21 13:38:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The news that more than 622 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents in Washington since 2000 does not appear to deter nearly one-third of Washington drivers who, according to PEMCO Insurance's latest poll, admit to jaywalking. PEMCO's data shows that 31 percent of all Washington drivers polled admit to crossing the street outside of a crosswalk or walking before the signal indicates it's legal to proceed, despite national data that...

2009-08-03 11:53:18

A Virginia man says he is fighting a jaywalking ticket he was issued while helping a family of Canada geese cross a busy street. Jozsef Vamosi, 60, of Fairfax said he was given the ticket June 18 at about 9:30 a.m. when he pulled over on the Fairfax County Parkway to protect the geese attempting to cross the busy road, The Washington Post reported Monday. Vamosi said the geese had just finished their trek across the street when a police officer arrived. He jumped out the car, yelling at me,...

2009-07-21 14:59:35

A Canadian man who admitted to a home burglary might have avoided jail time if he had crossed a street in Edmonton, Alberta, legally. A two-year sentence for housebreaking and burglary was handed down earlier this month after Michael Larsh, 30, entered a guilty plea to burglary, the Edmonton Journal reported Tuesday. A police officer witnessed Larsh jaywalking before 5 a.m. May 15 while pushing a new mountain bike and carrying a duffel bag and guitar. When the officer approached him, he began...

2009-02-26 14:30:22

The stepson of a Denver man who was hit by a car while helping two elderly women cross a large street said police ticketed his stepdad for jaywalking. Ken McDonald, stepson of Jim Moffett, 58, said his stepfather was driving a bus Friday night when he dropped off two elderly women who tried to cross Federal Boulevard to reach their trailer home, the Rocky Mountain News reported Thursday. With that light snowstorm, my stepdad didn't think they could cross the street safely, McDonald said....

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Pat Reavy Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- In an effort to make motorists more aware of pedestrians and to increase safety for people crossing busy streets, police here Wednesday conducted a special crosswalk-enforcement effort. For four hours, South Salt Lake police officer Swen Heinberg, dressed in shorts and flip-flops, crossed 2700 South at 430 East, in a crosswalk. Standing in the shadows away from the street were two officers observing, keeping track of the violations and radioing...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Pat Reavy Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- In an effort to make motorists more aware of pedestrians and to increase safety for people crossing busy streets, police here Wednesday conducted a special crosswalk enforcement effort. For four hours, South Salt Lake police officer Swen Heinberg, dressed in shorts and flip-flops, crossed 2700 South at 430 East, in a crosswalk. Standing in the shadows away from the street were two officers observing, keeping track of the violations and radioing...


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