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Yesterday I joined Which Way, LA? with Warren Olney (Ahhh, Warren Olney. His show falls under the “reasons I love public radio” umbrella). We were together to talk about Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic app.
A recent AP report focused on how the app is changing traffic in Los Angeles and talked to residents who are objecting to more cars in their neighborhood. From AP:
When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone …
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Yes, apparently there could be and you don’t even get to see it. Don’t like. Eric Roy, one of our newsmen here at KCRW reported on this story last week.
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There are nearly double the number of near-collisions when the weather conditions are clear than when it’s stormy
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
UPDATE Monday 4/7/14
In a citywide crackdown on distracted driving, police in Glendale cited more than 50 motorists for allegedly talking on their cellphones or texting while driving on city streets.
Police said that 46 of the drivers were talking on their cellphones and an additional half a dozen were pulled over for texting while driving, said Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee …
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Weekend Events a plenty, and a plenty of traffic.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
The Long Beach Grand Prix
Staples Center sporting events.
Perhaps public transportation is the way to get there.
Metro plans to add train capacity on several Metro Rail lines in anticipation of major Los Angeles area events scheduled the weekend of April 20-21, including Festival of Books, CicLAvia – To The Sea, Long Beach …
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LA leads the nation in cases of drivers fleeing the scene of crashes.
The LAPD records 20,000 of them each year.
The Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee
is meeting this morning, 1/25/13.
Their agenda includes an LAPD report on what the department is doing to curtail hit-and-runs. A motion filed by City Council members Joe Buscaino and Mitchell Englander earlier this month requested an update from the department …
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Shame on you Mr. Miller. Shame on you Governor Brown. Shame on you California lawmakers, where there was little opposition to passing this bill. So, apparently you can be bipartisan and you all can agree on something up in Sacramento. Only instead of using your power for good, you choose the antithesis for your constituents. Will you all take responsibility for the people that will be maimed or die in the collisions that happen when drivers talk-text hands-free?
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It all started a couple of weeks ago when my friend Alyssa contacted me about a friend of hers that was the victim of a hit and run. Marie was leaving LACMA after viewing a movie at the museum.
While walking across the street Marie was hit by a car. She was hurt pretty badly too. The driver took off and left her lying on the street. Alyssa wanted everyone she knew to spread the word. Trying to find the perpetrator or anyone that may have seen something – anything, and report it to LAPD.
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Digital Danger – Law Enforcement Targeting Distracted Drivers Texting or Using Hand-Held Cell Phones
Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get into an accident than those that don’t.
Reminding you that this April is a Distracted Driver Crack down.
Distracted Driving ie Digital Danger! Digital Danger is what LB calls it and now I do too! Thanks LB.
“In recent years, hundreds of people have been killed in California, while thousands were injured, as the result of collisions that …