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New York City’s Department of Transportation is launching a new program that will test out different barrier types along city bike lanes in order to find which material is the most protective for the city’s cyclists.

New York City’s bike lanes are about to get a little safer. According to a recent announcement, the city’s Department of Transportation is launching a pilot program to protect bike lanes with materials other than jerseys. As the announcement explains, the program falls under the city’s broader two-year initiative to harden half of its bike lanes “using sturdier materials that can keep lanes clear for cyclists.” Continue reading

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently shared safety tips  for driving in the summer, such as maintaining air conditioning systems to prevent hot and dangerous cars, replacing parts that wear down quicker in the heat, and planning for road trips and properly stocking up on any essentials in case of an unforeseen breakdown.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the Department of Transportation, has released a set of “Summer Driving Tips” to help motorists stay safe on the roads during the summer months. “A little planning and some safety checks might spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown,” the NHTSA cautions, “or worse, a highway crash.” Continue reading

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The Governors Highway Safety Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projected that as many as 7,845 pedestrians lost their lives in car accidents in 2021, with these numbers being the highest since 1982.

In 2021, according to projections by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as many as 7,845 pedestrians lost their lives in car crashes, the greatest number of fatalities since 1982. A new analysis by Streetsblog examines why pedestrian fatalities reached a “40-year high” last year, concluding that the problem lies in street design and other structural factors. Continue reading

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the Department of Transportation, has expanded its investigation into electric automaker Tesla’s “Autopilot” automated driving software. Initially launched last year, the probe will now encompass approximately 830,000 Tesla cars, according to Reuters, which notes that the probe is a “required step” prior to any potential recall.

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Construction Dive reports on some of the biggest fines that have been issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration against contractors such as DME Construction Associates, Boss Construction, Lanigan Construction, and Groundworks Construction.

A recent report by Construction Dive unpacks the biggest fines issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration during the first quarter of 2022. The contractors who received these fines include DME Construction Associates, Boss Construction, Lanigan Construction, and Groundworks Colorado. Continue reading

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The Governors Highway Safety Association and General Motors plans to make it unacceptable for people to drive distracted, which has now become a social norm for most drivers who admit that they are texting or sending emails while driving.

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association and General Motors seeks to change the social norms surrounding distracted driving and “make it completely unacceptable” for road users to engage in distracted driving. According to a GHSA press release, the 50-page report, titled Directing Drivers’ Attention: A State Highway Safety Office Roadmap for Combating Distracted Driving, examines the full extent of the problem and offers a range of recommendations to mitigate it. Continue reading

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New York state lawmakers passed legislation that will keep city speed cameras up and running and will also allow them to operate 24/7 in an effort to control traffic violence and decrease deaths.

New York state lawmakers passed legislation that would not only keep New York City’s speed camera program up and running, but would expand its hours of operation. As Spectrum News reported last month, the agreement reached by state and city officials would allow the speed cameras to operate 24/7, as opposed to between 6am and 10pm on weekends.  Continue reading

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration faces many challenges in trying to implement measures that would protect workers from Covid-19 and its dangerous effects.

The Government Accountability Office recently testified to Congress about the measures Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken to protect workers from the dangers of Covid-19. A report published by the GAO regarding these measures by OSHA, a division of the US Department of Labor, outlines the challenges OSHA faced in implementing standards designed to protect healthcare workers and vaccinate and test employees at large employers, and makes recommendations OSHA can take to remedy deficiencies in implementing these standards. Continue reading

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A ten-year study reveals a recent decline in the average amount of time between an employee’s time of hire and their reporting of a work-related injury, compared to data that was studied from ten years prior.

A new ten-year study by Selective Insurance, “Workplace Injury Trends,” reveals recent declines in the average “hire to injury lag,” or the amount of time between an employee’s hiring and their reporting of a workplace-related injury. The study found that “employees are reporting a workplace-related injury 18% earlier in their tenure compared to 10 years prior,” with workers, on average, filing Workers Comp claims roughly 5.2 years into their tenure at a company in 2021. Ten years earlier in 2011, the study found, that average was 6.4 years. Continue reading

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A new investigation by Streetsblog found that the most dangerous streets in the city are those that are surrounding New York City public schools, with more street violence, crashes and injuries in those areas.

An expansive and illuminating new investigation by Streetsblog found that streets surrounding New York City public schools are disproportionately dangerous compared to other streets in the city. The massive analysis is well worth reading on its own, but some highlights are recapped below. Continue reading

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