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Expect More Surveillance Cameras On Muni Buses To Capture Close Calls

After they have been proven to cut down on close calls, Muni is planning to install even more surveillance cameras on buses.

02/18/2015

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San Francisco Considers Lowering Speed Limit To 20 Miles Per Hour In Some Areas

A new report by the Budget Analyst’s Office found that lower speed limits in London and New York City resulted in a corresponding reduction in collisions.

02/05/2015

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Guns Are Now More Likely To Kill Americans Than Car Accidents

Americans are more likely to die from guns than cars, according to data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control.

01/14/2015

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Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems Worse

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

The Presidio Parkway Project gets underway near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Lane Changes May Cause Accidents During Last Phase Of Presidio Parkway Roadwork

Major roadwork begins Saturday night just south of the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza and some fear it may cause accidents.

09/13/2014

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee Signs $500 Million Bond For Transportation Improvements In San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a $500 million transportation infrastructure bond for the November ballot on Monday while also unveiling other initiatives for improving pedestrian safety in the city.

07/29/2014

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Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents, Lead To Lower Insurance Rates?

Self-driving cars are a fairly common sight around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, but where insurance rates will go when driverless cars hit the road is still very much a mystery.

06/02/2014

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Separate Concord Crashes Caused By Drivers Running Red Lights Blocks Apart

Two separate vehicle crashes occurred within a block of each other as a result of drivers running red lights in the vicinity of Galindo Street in downtown Concord Monday afternoon, a police lieutenant said.

04/14/2014

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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.

10/24/2013

A red light camera at an intersection. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hayward To Get Rid Of Red Light Cameras

The city council voted on Tuesday night to get rid of the devices immediately, rather than wait for the contract with a vendor to expire.

03/06/2013

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