2021 News & Updates
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2020 Pedestrian Deaths Dropped In New York Despite U.S. Increase
May 20, 2021 | Patch

U.S. pedestrian deaths were up 4.8 percent last year, the Governors Highway Safety Association found. Bad driver behavior is likely to blame... Read More

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Pedestrian Deaths Soar in 2020 Despite Precipitous Drop in Driving During Pandemic
May 20, 2021 | Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Projected fatality rate for people walking spiked 21% for largest ever year-over-year increase as dangerous driving and traffic violence plagued U.S. roads... Read More

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Law Requiring Cars to Keep 3 Feet Away from Cyclists Signed in Suffolk
April 27, 2021 | News12 Long Island

Legislator Kara Hahn, whose husband was hit by a car while biking, sponsored the bill. It's the first of its kind in New York state. Hahn says the goal is to make the road safer for everyone.

Excluding New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties have the deadliest roads for bike riders in the state... Read More

During health crisis, LIers experience alternatives: cycling, walking, buses
April 4, 2021 | Newsday

During a time when the COVID-19 crisis kept many people off the roads, rails and airlines, it also gave a boost to alternative transportation modes, which have proved invaluable in keeping thousands of Long Islanders mobile and safe... Read More

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2020 & 2019 News
September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020

Members of the Long Island Community Come Together for a Virtual Town Hall on Pedestrian Safety

August 13, 2020 | Governor's Press Office
August 13, 2020 | Governor's Press Office

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Pedestrian Safety Enhancements on Long Island

April 15, 2020 | News12 Long Island
April 15, 2020 | News12 Long Island

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise as More Take Walks During Quarantine

March 30, 2020 | Streets Blog USA
March 30, 2020 | Streets Blog USA

As Roads Empty To COVID-19, Drivers Who Remain Are Speeding Up. Here’s How to Slow Them Down.

March 30, 2020 | League of American Bicyclists
March 30, 2020 | League of American Bicyclists

May is Still Bike Month

November 14, 2019 | Newsday
November 14, 2019 | Newsday

Precautions to Protect Pedestrians During 'Fall Back' Time Outlined

October 3, 2019 | Newsday
October 3, 2019 | Newsday

Wantagh Students Win Pedestrian Safety Contest

September 18, 2019 | LongIsland.com
September 18, 2019 | LongIsland.com

Pedestrian Safety Day Declared in Nassau, Suffolk

City & State NY School Bus Safety Forum

New York, NY 12/03/2019

New York Coalition for Transportation Safety Executive Director, Cindy Brown, took part in a panel, Stop-Arm Cameras: The Key to Slowing Down Illegal Bus Passes. 

"According to a recent study, over 50,000 drivers across New York State illegally pass a stopped school bus every day. This sobering statistic highlights the real risk students face and a nightmare for parents. Recent legislation passed in Albany allows school districts and municipalities to adopt stop-arm camera enforcement programs to identify, track and fine motorists that illegally pass stopped school buses during drop-off and pick-up. The New York City Council has proposed legislation that would require every school bus in the city to be equipped with stop-arm cameras."

 

Panelists discussed this proposal and the potential for it to dramatically improve the safety of the hundreds of thousands of children who rely on school buses to get to school and back home each day.

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