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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, Together for Safer Roads invited communities large and small to apply for its 2019 challenge which brings the private and public sectors together to deliver measurable safety solutions. Additionally, the UK announced that drivers could be forced to drive at the reduced speed in an increased effort to reduce road deaths.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, HAAS Alert developed a system that could ultimately reduce the number of collisions involving emergency response vehicles, saving both lives and dollars. Additionally, the City of London’s governing body has outlined an extreme plan for tackling road safety, involving the implementation of a city-wide 15mph speed limit, and pedestrian priority areas.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, CalAmp announced its partnership with Overhaul Group, Inc. to provide end-to-end, real-time supply chain visibility for global transportation service providers and shippers. Additionally, the MTA announced the creation of “the nation’s first Transit Tech Lab,” an accelerator designed to vet new high-tech products designed to help improve the nation’s largest public transit system.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, Lyft announced free Halloween rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington metropolitan area beginning Oct. 27. NHTSA announced that 2017 highway fatality numbers are down following two consecutive years of large increases.

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Improving Large Truck Cab Visibility – Using Technology to Make Better Decisions

Finding ways to increase cab visibility and decrease blind spots in large trucks can improve road safety and help reduce fatal crashes with vulnerable road users – pedestrians and bicyclists.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, AT&T announced a device that can be used to make older cars connected. Additionally, Indian cars are getting mandatory pedestrian safety features.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, Together for Safer Roads announced its partnership with Sustainia, DNV GL, and the United Nations Global Compact to provide road safety solutions to cities and businesses globally. Additionally, Brussels announced that it’s now launching a project for the communes, which will introduce 20 mph zones and safe areas around schools.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last week, Los Angeles announced that it’s looking to team up with AT&T to help make LA one of the “smartest” cities in America through traffic, public safety, and disaster preparedness improvements. Additionally, experts warn shifting passengers away from public transport and into self-driving cars may have the effect of increasing traffic volumes.

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Top Road Safety Innovators List

The Top Road Safety Innovators List recognizes promising early-stage companies for being committed to advancing the innovative solutions that improve road safety by: accelerating the road safety technology frontier, investing in platforms for people-first transportation solutions, helping transform sustainable and safer transportation systems and committing to partnering with public sector decision makers and stakeholders to find the best safety solutions.

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