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...

Bus driver who fatally struck cyclist possibly impaired

A Capital Metro bus driver who struck and killed a cyclist on the University of Texas campus last month was driving erratically and might have been impaired at the time of the crash. According to a search warrant filed in court on Feb. 15, the driver, 40-year-old...
Pedestrian deaths reached record levels in 2018

Pedestrian deaths reached record levels in 2018

Pedestrians made up 42 percent of all traffic deaths in Austin last year — the largest proportion in recent years, according to available police data — and more pedestrians died on Interstate 35 than on any other road in the city according to an analysis by the...
First Scooter Death in Austin

First Scooter Death in Austin

A 21-year-old who was riding a Lime scooter when he collided with an Uber vehicle near Sixth Street last week has died, becoming the city’s first traffic death involving an electric stand-up scooter since the devices began popping up in April, according to Dell...