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Aug 23, 2019

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NYC traffic fatalities fall to an all-time low

by Erika Beras Jan 2, 2019
The city's Vision Zero program has cut road deaths by a third over five years
Traffic moves across the Brooklyn Bridge, Aug. 2, 2018 in New York City. 
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Ralph Nader wants you to wear a seat belt

by David Brancaccio and Ali Oshinskie Sep 28, 2018
...because he fought the auto industry for increased safety. And won.
Courtesy of the American Museum of Tort Law

Would arming school officials be effective during a mass shooting?

by David Brancaccio Feb 23, 2018
Amanda Ripley is the author of "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why?"
Tyra Heman (R) a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is hugged by Rachael Buto in front of the school where 17 people that were killed during a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

by Sally Herships Oct 16, 2017
The Textalyzer, a tablet about the size of an iPad which police can plug into a driver’s phone, can scan a phone’s system logs, and pulls up a list of activity.
A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car in New York City.
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Why aren't railroad crossings on your map app?

by Jed Kim Feb 6, 2017
About 200 people are killed at track crossings each year.
Many signs indicate the danger at the site of a deadly 2015 accident in Oxnard, California, where a truck driver turned his vehicle onto railroad tracks.
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Bay Area fire highlights region's housing issues

by David Brancaccio Dec 5, 2016
Thirty-six people have died in a warehouse fire in Oakland. Authorities say the death toll could rise significantly.
A fireman walks by the fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland where at least 36 people have died.
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How many people actually attach their cheap Ikea furniture to the wall?

by Tony Wagner Jun 29, 2016
Ikea's recall of tens of millions of dressers got us wondering.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Elliot Kaye and CPSC employees watch as a falls under an Ikea dresser during a live demonstration at in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Ikea is recalling its hugely popular Malm line of dressers after several children were crushed to death when they tipped over. 
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Will Orlando change security where we work and play?

by Mark Garrison Jun 13, 2016
U.S. private sector security spending is already around $400 billion a year.

The Dispatch, Ep 8: Checking in safe on Facebook

by Molly Wood Mar 25, 2016
A look at the advantages and pitfalls of Facebook's 'Safety Check' feature.
A victim receives first aid by rescuers on Tuesday in Brussels after a series of terrorist attacks.
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A pothole for bike-sharing programs: helmets

by Gigi Douban Sep 4, 2015
Ridership goes down when they are required, research shows.