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West Palm Beach police step up efforts to protect pedestrians

West Palm Beach is one of the most dangerous places in Florida when it comes to traffic safety. Our infrastructure is especially dangerous to those who get around on foot. As a result, pedestrians are either seriously injured or killed at an alarming rate. That's why local law enforcement officers have been stepping up their...

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AAA warns that pedestrian detection systems fail when needed most

Emergency braking systems in cars that are intended to detect, and stop for, pedestrians, don’t always work the way they're designed to. AAA found pedestrian detection systems often fail when needed, and the inconsistency worsens at night. What is the emergency braking system in most vehicles actually designed to do? Cars with these systems use cameras, radar...

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Large commercial trucks pose threat to neighborhood residents

We see large commercial trucks on greater West Palm Beach highways and major roads. When truck drivers and trucking companies operate responsibly, large commercial vehicles don't typically pose a danger to other road users. Large trucks can pose a threat to the public when operated in areas where they aren't infrastructurally suitable, of course. For...

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New Research: Fatal Crashes Caused by Red Light Runners are on the Rise

Speeding, recklessness, and distracted driving are common reasons why drivers run red lights. In 2018, we discussed crash data showing the crashes involving red light runners were rising at an alarming rate. There were a total of 811 deaths related to red light runners in 2016. Recent research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic...

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Warning: Protected Bicycle Lanes May Not Be as Safe as You Think

In recent years, bicycling has become more popular in many cities across the United States, including West Palm Beach. Many people enjoy the health, environmental, and economic benefits of ditching the car and getting around by bike. With this growing popularity comes growing safety concerns. While bicyclist deaths only account for roughly two percent of...

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West Palm Beach Attorney: 2019 Florida Crash Data Not Looking Good

Earlier this year, the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety ranked Florida among the most unsafe states for driving, particularly due to its lack of essential traffic safety laws. Our state currently has no laws enforcing: Primary enforcement rear seatbelt All-rider motorcycle helmet requirement Rear-facing seats for children under two Booster seats Minimum age of...

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