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Drivers in these twenty U.S. cities have racked up the most moving violations in the nation, earning them the title of America’s worst drivers in 2021. As cities reopen this year, many of us are eager to get “back to normal” after a year of uncertainty and isolation. A semblance of life outside of lockdown is taking shape as restaurants, bars, concerts, and other large in-person gatherings reopen in full force, to many city dwellers’ relief.
Although property crime has decreased dramatically since 1990 nationwide, it still occurs at alarmingly high rates in many cities across the United States. Over the last year in the United States, an average of almost 19 thousand property crime offenses occurred each day. In 2019, an estimated 6.93 million property crime offenses occurred in the United States, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting database. 6.93 million offenses in the last year might seem astronomically high, but property crime in the United States has actually been on the decline. In fact, the property crime rate has decreased by 24 percent since 2010, and over 58 percent since 1990. Despite this overall decrease in property crime over the past few decades, property crime is still a pervasive problem that disproportionately affects some cities more than others.
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When it comes to breaking this bad habit, some states have gone above and beyond for the sake of public health. Perhaps one of the most significant shifts in the cultural paradigm during the twenty-first century has been the perception of smoking. For most of U.S. history, smoking was glamorized and accepted as a societal norm. In 2009, however, the Tobacco Regulation Law was passed, allowing the FDA to regulate tobacco manufacturers. As a result, the negative health outcomes of smoking are now regularly taught in schools and must be disclosed on cigarette packets. f This recent scrutiny of tobacco companies, especially in their efforts to appeal to young people by selling candy and fruit-flavored cigarette products (which were banned as of 2009), demonstrates a move towards contending with corporations in order to improve public health.
Which U.S. cities have been the quickest to return to public transportation during the pandemic?. When the pandemic hit the United States in early 2020, leading to the enforcement of shelter-in-place quarantine orders, Americans experienced great fluctuations in their access to modes of transportation. Many local public transportation systems including bus routes and commuter rails were suspended, operating at limited capacity, or advised for use only when absolutely necessary by transit agencies due to the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. In cities like New York, where the subway system is an integral component of residents’ daily lives, mass transit may be seen as a great equalizer — take the subway at the busiest peak hours in Manhattan, and you’ll see a diverse ridership of commuters. However, limitations in the usage of public transit systems brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have quickly illuminated the economic disparity between city residents.
You’ll find risky drivers on the road no matter where you are, but in some states, these rulebreakers are less likely to get away with it. While driving patterns vary across the United States, American drivers can generally agree on the following decorum: be mindful of your surroundings, try to avoid sudden movements, and do your best to follow the traffic patterns of the vehicles around you. However, the disregard of these practices by reckless drivers seems to be more blatant in certain states. Reckless driving is characterized by a wanton disregard for the rules while driving. This broad penalty encompasses violations such as excessive speeding, driving while under the influence, racing, and illegal passing (such as passing a stopped school bus). Reckless driving rates across the country are not only driven by varying levels of offense shown by regional drivers, but also the level of on-road enforcement that varies from state to state. States with high rates of reckless driving likely have not only drivers who exhibit more blatantly negligent behavior, but a stronger presence of highway patrols who are able to catch these reckless motorists in the act.
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This fall, many schools will reopen their doors to students — and to COVID-19. The beginning of the school year is already in full swing in some states, and it’s just around the corner in many others. Despite the variation in opening dates among states, one factor remains constant: teachers across the country are concerned, not only for the wellbeing of their students but also for their own safety.
Many people drive for a living, but which job’s drivers have the cleanest records on the road?. The job market as we know it has radically changed throughout 2020. In late March, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to an economic shutdown when stay-at-home orders were enforced. While many companies shifted to a remote model, employees in certain industries that rely heavily on in-person transactions, such as restaurants and retail, saw an unprecedented surge in unemployment. As public transportation systems were largely vacated and the demand for at-home deliveries surged, different occupations that involve driving saw unanticipated and diverse outcomes.