What Is “Vision Zero,” and Why Isn’t it Working in the US?

As traffic fatalities rise throughout the country, including here in North Carolina, many communities are looking into a program called “Vision Zero.” This initiative, first implemented in Sweden, aims to completely eliminate fatal traffic accidents, with a focus on bicyclists and pedestrians. This is certainly a necessary if not lofty goal, and several cities have…

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Ongoing Litigation Leads to Problems Obtaining Police Reports for Charlotte Car Accidents

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department recently announced that they will no longer be offering police reports to the general public or even people directly involved in automobile accidents. They made this change due to ongoing litigation involving the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act. This means that unless the police officer investigating the accident gives the…

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