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Jalopnik posted this quite correct ridesharing watch story in support of drivers: Uber And Lyft Don’t Have A Right To Exist
Citylab.com posted a story of a new kind of driver surveillance that has many of us concerned: The Unsettling Rise of the Urban Narc App
In Europe (same as here), cyclists and e-scooters are clashing on the streets. This fight does not make the streets any safer.
In Canada, Vision Zero is not working in Montreal. This editorial wants to remind everyone that it is imperative to have safe streets for children at least.
In Other War on Cars News This Week:
- Atlanta City Leaders ponder Speed Limit Change on City Streets amidst a discussion on Scooter Safety
- Pedestrian deaths keep rising in North Carolina — with no easy explanation (Vision Zero Watch)
- Appeals court revives the case against Albemarle, NC officer accused of racial profiling
NY Post posted two traffic safety articles this past week that have a few folks on all sides a bit upset:
- NYC bicyclists are killing pedestrians, and the city won’t stop it
- Texting while walking is not as deadly as you’d think
Also, Streetsblog NYC goes on a rant that makes little sense: More Rich People Means More Traffic Problems For NYC
- Oregonians More Likely to Die From Red Light Runners Than Residents of Neighboring States –Another report claims that since the advent of the city’s Vision Zero program, more people have died than before.
Money from speed traps keeps the lights on at many small town Texas city halls on the backs of motorists. Great to know this, but how can we, as drivers, the biggest voting bloc in the country, change this dynamic? Many drivers are breathing a sigh of relief over the repeal of the Driver Responsibility program which was the cause of many drivers to not be able to reinstate their driver’s licenses.
That’s this week’s War on Car Watch post. If you find a story online about the War on Cars, please feel free to email the URL to me at email@example.com.
Be Safe Out There,
NMA Communications Director
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