Pedestrian deaths rise more than 50% in US

Pedestrian fatalities on U.S. roads have increased by more than 50% over the past decade, while deaths of people riding in cars, trucks and other vehicles remained essentially unchanged, according to an analysis of federal and state data released Thursday. The...

North MoPac briefly closed after deadly crash

Austin police briefly closed the southbound lanes of North MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) from Howard Lane to Parmer Lane for a few hours Saturday while officers investigated a deadly crash in the area. A man described as in his 40s was killed in the .crash around 11:50...

TxDOT goal: No traffic deaths by 2050

Texas Department of Transportation officials have set a goal of eliminating traffic deaths statewide by 2050, with a midpoint goal of reducing deaths by half by 2035. With 3,641 traffic deaths statewide in 2018, nearly 10 per day, deaths would have to drop by about...

Austin Traffic Deaths up 30%

Traffic deaths in Austin are up 30% compared with this time in 2018, and Austin police are urging drivers and pedestrians to use caution going into the summer months, when traffic fatalities usually increase. Thirty people have been killed on Austin roads so far this...