Tag Archives: Safety

Transportation leaders: Pedestrian safety bills could have unintended consequences

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“Two companion bills in the House and Senate are making their way through the statehouse to keep you safe when you cross the street. Yet, some local transportation leaders worry the bills could have unintended consequences and could actually put all of us in more danger.” See More . . . Image: Photo By ESRP / All Rights Reserved, via …

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Transportation leaders sound the alarm on speeding, aggressive driving

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“New numbers from Forward Pinellas show crashes caused by speeding are up 60% in particular periods of 2020 versus 2019. Leaders at the Florida Department of Transportation say speeding has become a contributing factor in one-third of all fatal crashes . . . Law enforcement across Tampa Bay plan to step up patrols, but they hope you’ll help too by …

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Tampa, once dubbed dangerous for bicycling, now one of ’50 Best’ in U.S.

“Tampa now has about 155 miles of bike lanes and trails, most of which were constructed since 2010, said Jean Duncan, director of Tampa’s Transportation and Stormwater Services Department. The completion of the Riverwalk last year also provided a scenic route for bicyclists to traverse downtown.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/tampa-once-dubbed-dangerous-for-bicycling-now-one-of-50-best-in-us/2307459#By: CHRISTOPHER O’DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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NYC, Tampa & I-80 will be smarter cities with connected car CV Pilot

“The USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program goal is testing and deploying connected vehicle technologies in physical, real-world environments. The CV Pilots are designed to address transportation and mobility challenges by examining how connected technologies like those provided by Savari and Autotalks can better connect transportation assets into an interactive network.” See More . . . Source: http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/04/nyc-tampa-i-80-will-be-smarter-cities-with-connected-car-cv-pilot/By: Bryan Jonston

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State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data Faster and Cut Costs

“2016 survey of departments of transportation found that 17 State DOTs have either researched, tested and/or used UAVs for bridge inspections, accident clearance, surveying, fotography or for identifying, monitoring and mitigating risks posed by land slides, rock slides or flooding.” See More . . . Source: https://youtu.be/ppvL5CZqumM?list=PLl2me4cCqyo-FvWEpHOgp3wDSsdJg0BH_By: AASHTO – Transportation TV

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FDOT committed to focus on wrong way driver detection, driverless cars

“In a study released by FDOT last year, District 7 reported 24 wrong way crashes from 2009 to 2013. Seven of those crashes or 13.7 percent were fatal. In 2014, when there were 12 wrong way crashes, according to the FDOT, including a fatal one in which four University of South Florida fraternity brothers and the driver who ran into …

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New nonprofit Walk Bike Tampa calls for zero-fatality transportation network

“Supporters said a Vision Zero approach to a road like Busch Boulevard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Transportation, could include steps like lowering the speed limit, adding high-visibility crosswalks (a possibility being reviewed by the FDOT), adding medians and banning left turns to and from N Boulevard.” See More . . . Source: http://home.tampabay.com/news/transportation/new-nonprofit-walk-bike-tampa-calls-for-zero-fatality-transportation/2251841By: RICHARD …

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Beach towns’ Gulf Boulevard a risky trip for pedestrians

“A national study published in 2014 listed Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater as the second most dangerous metro area for pedestrians in the country. When seasonal residents make their annual pilgrimage, the population doubles in certain areas and Gulf Boulevard bursts at the seams with traffic on weekends.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/gulf-boulevard-a-risky-trip-for-pedestrians/2250842By: Les Neuhaus, Times Correspondent

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Local group pushes to make Tampa streets safer and penalties for drivers tougher

“The group is also pushing for tougher penalties for drivers, even though in most pedestrian crashes, it’s typically the pedestrian who is found at fault for walking into traffic . . . . While FDOT took measures to improve Hillsborough Avenue leaders say they’ll also be studying Busch boulevard in the near future to see if more crosswalks are needed.” …

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Tampa catapults to top of transportation tech conversation with DOT contract

“The THEA contract for $17 million will be used in partnership with other local agencies. The DOT already has been studying connected and automated vehicle tech in Ann Arbor, Mich., and today is announcing new deals with Tampa, New York City and Wyoming. Tampa will be the only market of its size in the pilot program.” See More . . …

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