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Helpful Ways to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents in Austin

Now that daylight saving time has passed, spring is officially here, and summer is just around the corner. For Austin residents, this signals the beginning of festival season, which began with South by Southwest (SXSW). While festival season is a time of great joy and camaraderie, it is also a dangerous time for pedestrians. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)…
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Vision Zero, Three Years Later: Has It Reduced Crashes?

Recently, Vision Zero ATX held its third annual Day of Remembrance Vigil to call for a regional approach to address the rates of car and pedestrian accidents on Austin roads. Family members of traffic accidents gathered to honor the lives of the more than 60 lives lost on Austin roads so far this year. Just last month alone, at least…
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Rep. Israel Files Bill to Reduce Urban Neighborhood Speed Limits

State Representative Celia Israel of Austin’s District 50 has filed a bill that would reduce urban neighborhood speed limits from 30 miles per hour down to 25. The bill comes in response to a spate of pedestrian accidents in Austin, such as the one that hospitalized young Ben Sokolic last year. The Story of Ben Sokolic Ben Sokolic is a…
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What Do I Do If I Am Hit by a CapMetro Bus?

Once a quiet college town, Austin has been growing exponentially in the last few decades. With the increase in population came an increase in the need for public transportation. CapMetro has served the city of Austin faithfully, but there have been a few incidents where CapMetro buses have caused accidents. One such incident occurred on December 22, 2016 when a…
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Could Austin Do More to Protect Child Bicyclists and Pedestrians?

Earlier this week, a teenage boy was bicycling in Northwest Austin when he was suddenly struck by a car. The driver stayed on scene to help and the boy was immediately transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The next morning, he was pronounced dead. This was the third child bicyclist accident that resulted in death this last month in…
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