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How Feds Can Help End Racially Biased Policing on the Roads

Policing is often seen as a state or local issue — but US DOT could play a huge role in encouraging better practices, a new report argues.

April 4, 2024

Study: Fentanyl Use Rising on the Roads — But No One Knows How Much

Fentanyl-linked car crashes seem to be increasing — but testing isn't, and neither are solutions.

April 2, 2024

This Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines. If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge.

Fenton, population 226, brings in over $1 million per year through its mayor’s court, an unusual justice system in which the mayor can serve as judge even though he’s responsible for town finances.

November 21, 2023

Office of Traffic Safety Announces $127.3M in Grants

Increased funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes this a historic amount of money for a historic number of grants

October 2, 2023

Success: Drivers are Slowing Down on Streets with 24/7 Speed Cameras

Violations dropped 30 percent over the course of the first year of 24/7 speed camera enforcement.

August 29, 2023

How Some Traffic Fines and Fees Can Make Our Roads More Dangerous

A new book explores why America's revenue-focused approach to traffic policing isn't making streets safer, while harming the vulnerable people who get caught in its trap.

July 31, 2023