Bicyclists often ride past red light intersections

More than half of the 865,000 bicycle riders who commute to work every day in the United States cycle through red light intersections without stopping, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo, The Record reported on June 29.

Another study conducted in Minnesota showed that 49% of bicycle accidents occurred through the fault of the bicyclist; an Arizona study, on the other hand, showed that 44% of fatalities in bicycle-automobile accidents were caused by the cyclist rather than the car driver.

Chris Juden, chief technical officer of the United Kingdom’s 137-year-old Cyclists Touring Club, said the reason why sometimes bicyclists fail to stop at red lights is due to the lost momentum and kinetic energy they experience.

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Massachusetts’ stricter teen driving laws appear to have worked

Massachusetts’ laws on teen driving resulted in a decrease of fatal accidents, according to Medical Daily on June 8.

Across the United States, seven teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 lose their lives every day in car accidents. However, tighter teen driver restrictions in Massachusetts are purportedly being attributed as the cause of the recent 40% reduction in fatal vehicular accidents and injuries in the state. Supervision is now required when teens are driving at night until age 18, as teens were found to more frequently drive while sleep deprived.

Vehicular crashes decreased by 19% and over-all nighttime crashes decreased by 29%.

After their first vehicular offense, teens now must experience a 60-day driver’s license suspension, rather than only a small $35 ticket.

Other states, including Connecticut, New York, and Virginia, have followed suit by implementing similar driving rules for teenagers.

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Initiatives to slow down speeding violators along I-495 in MA

The Massachusetts police and the state Department of Transportation announced to the public on November 18 a plan to curtail speeding on Interstate 495, as highway development has contributed to a rise of this reckless driving behavior, The Boston Globe reported.

State Police spokesman David Procopio said there have been frequent crashes resulting in personal injury and even death since speeding violations have increased in the past years along the highway.

In actuality, the program had already launched two weeks before the program’s public announcement. Electric signs measuring the speed of oncoming vehicles were posted in various spots to determine where drivers were speeding the most; this was done beforehand to see how or if speeding changed before and after the announcement.

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