The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "crosswalks" ...
Governing magazine examines the issue of pedestran safety and highlights innovative ways that different cities have made their streets safer and more friendly for walkers.
Tags: pedestrians; walkers; transportation; pedestrian safety; crosswalk lighting; pedestrian rights; bikers; bike safety; pedestrian deaths; pedestrian-friendly; pedestrian advocates; traffic calming
The New Times reports on pedestrian safety -- the lack of it -- in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is second only to New York in pedestrian fatalities, and has far fewer pedestrians. Portland has six city employees that deal with pedestrian safety and planning, Los Angeles has none. Other problems include confusion over right-of-way at unmarked crosswalks, a shrinking number of traffic enforcement officers, clogged freeways that push extra traffic into arterial roads and road rage. Due to legal quirks, Los Angeles even had to raise the speed limit on one of the streets it wanted to slow down in order to be legally able to use radar detectors to catch speeders.
Fatalities and car accidents are up dramatically in the Denver metro area. This article details the circumstances surrounding the death of a young girl who, with her family, was killed at a crosswalk on Colfax Avenue. A car ran a red light -- and struck the family of four. A local radio station raised $30,000 for the family to help bury daughter Alexis and to be set aside for the family. The mother spent most of the money on a car and set aside just $2,000 apiece for her other children. The family remains angry about the incident and considered suing the perpetrator, Shelia Towns, but decided against it because she has no wealth. Towns claims she split because she'd had a few drinks before the incident and was worried about going to jail. As it is, she will spend 18 months in jail, followed by rehab and a 12-year suspended sentence.
Tags: Wellington Webb; traffic fatalities; radio stations; charity drives; traffic planning; traffic light timing; the grid system; Denver Police Department; Mother's Day; Douglas County; violations; ticket prices; Colorado Department of Transportation; point system
A seven-month investigation leads to a series of reports that examine the dangers on California's roads. The series investigations hazards such as "pedestrians being struck in crosswalks and permit errors that led to dozens of truck accidents." The team of investigators used documents such as state accident reports, internal state and local documents and traffic engineering documents, to name a few.