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Amazon’s AI is forcing delivery drivers to make dangerous decisions

Amazon delivery drivers were involved in at least 60 accidents resulting in 13 deaths between 2015 and 2019. And that was before drivers were being forced to make dangerous decisions by in-vehicle AI cameras and crappy algorithms. Up front: Motherboard ran a horrific article (great reporting, horrifying topic) about Amazon‘s...
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The 10 Most Dangerous And Deadly Roads in Abilene and Taylor County

In 2017 there was one road in the entire Big Country that seemed to be the most dangerous and deadly road in Abilene by the sheer number of crashes that occurred at that road. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Abilene, South Danville Drive in 2017 had 31 crashes, 3 fatalities, and five crashes with injuries, in just one year.
ABILENE, TX
New Haven Register

Milford's Richard "Dick" Roy memorialized with bridge renaming

MILFORD — It was the perfect location to honor former state Rep. Richard “Dick” Roy because he had cared about both the West Haven and the Milford communities. Bridge No. 05751, carrying Route 162 over the Oyster River in Milford, was designated as the ‘State Representative Richard “Dick” Roy Memorial Bridge’ in a ceremony Monday attended by delegates, family and friends.
MILFORD, CT
swlexledger.com

Lexington Police Department working heightened patrols in school zones

Lexington, SC 09/212021 – Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said Thursday that officers with the Town of Lexington Police Department will be working on an enforcement campaign within the Lexington County School District One school zones in the Town of Lexington over the next three weeks. Patrol Division and Traffic...
LEXINGTON, SC
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Amazon Delivery Drivers Say They Are Being Unfairly Punished By AI Cameras

Amazon drivers say they are being unfairly punished for things out of their control following the installation of AI-powered cameras in delivery vans. Amazon started to install Netradyne cameras in its delivery vans earlier this year and as of September, more than half its delivery fleet in the U.S. was using the cameras. The online shopping giant says the cameras as there to improve safety but some drivers claim the cameras have caused them to lose income.
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939theeagle.com

Several hundred transportation, law enforcement and safety professionals in Columbia for conference

Missouri’s governor is praising the state’s transportation director for his work in managing the nation’s seventh-largest highway system, with limited funding. Governor Mike Parson (R) made his comments Monday to a few hundred professionals at a statewide highway safety conference being held in Columbia. The governor has signed legislation increasing...
COLUMBIA, MO
abc17news.com

Missouri’s Vision Zero Plan addresses cellphone use while driving

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Missouri held its Highway and Traffic Conference with one topic of focus on texting while driving. According to the Federal Highway Administration, each fatal Missouri crash caused by distracted driving results in $9.9 million in comprehensive cost, including $1.5 million in economic costs like emergency services, legal cost, property damage and lost wages and benefits.
MISSOURI STATE
Finger Lakes Times

Sheriff: Slow down around tractors

PENN YAN — Anyone driving on a country road recently likely has seen a sure sign of autumn — tractors or large farm machinery on the road. “Fall is my favorite season, and many motorists enjoy seeing the vistas and the foliage on our trees,” Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike said. “It is also harvest time, and you are likely to see farm equipment on our roadways that move slowly from farm to farm, or field to field.”
YATES COUNTY, NY
KTVN.com

Reno Police Issue 50 Citations In Distracted Driving Operation

With the assistance of a grant provided by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division conducted a Distracted Driving Operation on September 20th, 2021. Five officers conducted this enforcement operation in areas we have received high numbers of complaints about distracted driving and areas with...
RENO, NV

Study Proves That Tesla's Autopilot Creates Dangerous Drivers

Volvo, a pioneering automaker in the realm of safety, said last year that it would be equipping its vehicles with technologies to eliminate driver distractions. This comes as many other automakers like Mercedes-Benz forge ahead with gigantic touchscreens displaying an enormous amount of information to the driver. Add smartphones to the mix, and distracted driving is a silent epidemic that needs addressing.
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clarksvillenow.com

Over $740,000 in traffic safety grants coming to Montgomery County

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – More than $740,000 in grants designed to improve public safety on roads has been awarded to Montgomery County agencies. “These grants will give our local communities additional funds that should help upgrade their efforts to make our roads safer and to protect our citizens from those who drink and drive,” state Sen. Bill Powers of Clarksville said in a news release. “The overall goal is to reduce crashes and injuries and to save lives.”
autoconnectedcar.com

Distracted Driving is Getting Worse

64% of Californians are concerned that distracted driving is a threat to their safety as in-person learning resumes, according to a new poll of 602 Californians conducted by Zogby Strategies in conjunction with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Root Insurance. In fact, 64% of parents with children under the age of 17 believe the problem has gotten worse over the past several years. From 2015- 2019, there were 979 teen driver and passenger fatalities in the state.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
finchannel.com

The 6 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

With over six million motor vehicle accidents on U.S. roads each year, the likelihood of being involved in a crash is not uncommon. Being involved in a collision as a result of a motor vehicle accident is also one of the most popular reasons cited for bringing a personal injury claim, so it is important to contact your insurance company as soon as possible following such an incident. Click on the following link to view quotes for car insurance online.
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