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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Traffic Safety

BW Pkwy lane reopens

Good morning all, Washington woke up to a wet morning with high winds expected today. Let's see how the morning commute is being affected so far: 8:15 AM: An accident is being reported in the southbound lanes of Route 3...

By Kafia Hosh  | February 28, 2011; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion, Traffic Safety  | Tags:  Key Bridge, driving, i-66  
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A guide to red-light cameras

Christy Goodman and Megan Buerger report that the use of red-light cameras in the Washington region is increasing.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 24, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety  
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Study: Interlocks cut drunken driving

ATLANTA -- Ignition devices that stop drivers from starting their vehicles if they are over the alcohol limit help prevent people convicted of driving under the influence from re-offending, according to a new study.

By Reuters  | February 22, 2011; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety  
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Bus drivers injured more than cops

Local transit and inter-city bus drivers had a higher rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring time off from work than did police and firefighters, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.

By Luke Rosiak  | February 18, 2011; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Commuter Bus, Metro, Traffic Safety, Transit  
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Examining rail safety

Yesterday, we wrote that the Government Accountability Office faulted the Federal Transit Administration for its record-keeping of dangerous incidents on subway, passenger and freight railways.

By Luke Rosiak  | February 1, 2011; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Passenger Rail, Traffic Safety, Transportation News  | Tags:  Online tools  
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GAO: Rail safety data flawed

Information contained in the Federal Transit Administration's Rail Accident Database is inaccurate and flawed, the Government Accountability Office said today, leading to an understanding of the state of rail safety by top officials that doesn't match the facts on the...

By Luke Rosiak  | January 31, 2011; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Amtrak, Metro, Traffic Safety, Transportation News  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Zigzag paint slows drivers at crossing, Robert Thomson , January 26, 2011
LaHood: Still fighting distracted driving, Bloomberg News , January 20, 2011
New countdown signals in Bethesda, Robert Thomson , January 12, 2011
Virginia traffic deaths decline, Washington Post Editors , December 30, 2010
Toyota recalls Sienna minivans, Associated Press , December 13, 2010
Holiday crackdown on drunk driving, Michael D. Bolden , December 13, 2010
Heineken promotes taxi app for holidays , Christy Goodman , December 10, 2010
NTSB to devote year to child safety, Michael D. Bolden , December 9, 2010
NTSB to hold child safety forum, Michael D. Bolden , December 6, 2010
Maryland's 'Move Over' law , Robert Thomson , December 6, 2010
Va. police to step up I-66 patrols, Michael D. Bolden , December 2, 2010
Car shouldn't be your office, Robert Thomson , November 19, 2010
Distracted driving victims spotlighted, Luke Rosiak , November 16, 2010
Traffic improvements in Silver Spring, Michael Bolden , November 11, 2010
Be alert or risk a ticket, Christy Goodman , November 9, 2010
Avoid holiday driving dangers, Robert Thomson , November 9, 2010
Traffic safety campaign kicks off, Michael Bolden , November 9, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , October 29, 2010
Being seen on Halloween, Robert Thomson , October 27, 2010
Are you a traffic ticket magnet?, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Airbag for cyclists unveiled, Luke Rosiak , October 21, 2010
Fatal crashes with teen drivers drop, Michael Bolden , October 21, 2010
DMV error hits some D.C. residents, Ashley Halsey , October 20, 2010
What's Washington's worst intersection?, Ashley Halsey , October 18, 2010
Pedestrian killed in Anne Arundel, Michael Bolden , October 13, 2010
Bus burns inside Ft. McHenry tunnel, Luke Rosiak , October 12, 2010
NTSB: Transportation fatalities fall, Michael Bolden , October 6, 2010
Nation marks Walk to School Day, Michael Bolden , October 6, 2010
Maryland warns distracted drivers, Robert Thomson , October 1, 2010
Some roads closed in PG, Luke Rosiak , September 30, 2010
Neighbors applaud new crossing, Robert Thomson , September 21, 2010
Police campaign for road safety, Robert Thomson , September 16, 2010
Traffic deaths at 60-year low, Luke Rosiak , September 9, 2010
Metro to get $1.8M for snow removal, Luke Rosiak , September 9, 2010
Bus in flames in Silver Spring, Luke Rosiak , September 8, 2010
Allstate: D.C. drivers are worst in U.S., Ashley Halsey III , September 3, 2010
N.Y. dump truck chase ends in shooting, Luke Rosiak , September 1, 2010
Md. troopers crack down on DWI, Luke Rosiak , August 30, 2010
Laurel to get bike lanes, Luke Rosiak , August 30, 2010
New Montgomery speed camera sites, Michael Bolden , August 27, 2010
NHTSA: 1 in 5 admit drinking & driving, Michael Bolden , August 25, 2010
Video contest fights distracted driving, Michael Bolden , August 25, 2010
U-Md. to receive transportation grant, Michael Bolden , August 19, 2010
Prepare for a wet a.m. commute, Michael Bolden , August 17, 2010
Board: Educate moped operators , Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
Feds consider bus safety belts, Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
Jonas Bros. tour on safe texting, Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
Warning for Tysons walkers, cyclists, Robert Thomson , July 30, 2010
Distracted driving summit planned, Michael Bolden , July 27, 2010
Fireboat rescue on 14th St. Bridge, Luke Rosiak , July 20, 2010
Va. crackdown nets 6K tickets, arrests, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
Silver Line work to affect WB Toll Road, Luke Rosiak , July 14, 2010
Too many turns at dance, Robert Thomson , July 13, 2010
Virginia expands 'Move Over' law, Robert Thomson , July 6, 2010
Person falls onto Anacostia tracks, Luke Rosiak , June 30, 2010
SoberRide has funds for the Fourth, Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
O'Malley plans MARC train ride, Washington Post Editors , June 23, 2010
Today's read: Older drivers get safer, Robert Thomson , June 22, 2010
D.C. revises bike lane plan, Robert Thomson , June 8, 2010
Md. Highway worker killed, Michael Bolden , June 3, 2010
 
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