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Temporary safety improvements being installed along 15th St. corridor

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Following traffic crashes and pedestrian deaths, Hillsborough County is making immediate temporary fixes to improve safety on 15th St. between Fowler and Fletcher.

The county says it’s high on their list of unsafe streets. There were 111 crashes between January 2015 and the end of March 2020, and three pedestrian deaths in the last three years.

“It’s troublesome because I’m vision-impaired and there’s a lot of traffic here so I really have to watch what I’m doing and how I’m doing it because they’ll run you over and don’t even care,” said Sean Wright.

Wright says he lives in the area and walks frequently.

“It’s not safe because we’ve got a bunch of kids. As you can see right across the street, we have a daycare center, over here we have a lot of housing and people just fly through here all the time,” he said.

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City-County councilor wants to see safety improvements for pedestrians on far east side roads

INDIANAPOLIS — An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed riding his bike this past weekend on the far east side, and now City-County Council members are speaking out.

They want to see more done to improve the safety on east side roads.

“For the family, my deepest condolences. I send a prayer up,” says District 14 City-County Councilor La Keisha Jackson. “We can’t bring your child back, but we can put law into place to move forward to help other kids, so this doesn’t continue to happen.”

The incident occurred along north Post Road near Jamestown Apartments. Lawrence Police say the boy was riding his bike with his 15-year-old brother. The pair was on one bike while crossing the road when they were struck.

The nearest cross walk at that spot is three to four blocks away in each direction. The road actually splits two City-County Council districts. Jackson wants

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Titans safety Kevin Byard details experience of delivering newborn son at home

They just couldn’t make it to the hospital, Kevin Byard said.



a close up of a football player on a field: Kevin Byard (31) of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after forcing a second quarter fumble against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.


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Kevin Byard (31) of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after forcing a second quarter fumble against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

So on Aug. 23, a day before the due date, the Titans safety wound up delivering his newborn son at his home in Nashville. Byard on Wednesday explained how the harrowing experience unfolded, beginning with his wife, Clarke, waking him up at 10:30 p.m. with contractions that quickly grew in intensity.

Byard got dressed and went downstairs to begin prepping the car for their trip to the hospital. He then came back upstairs and called their doula, telling her to meet them at the hospital.

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Titans safety steps up, aids in son’s surprise home delivery

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife's contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

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Titans safety Kevin Byard and his wife didn’t plan on having their baby at home, though now he has a story he’ll be able to tell his son forever.

The two-time defensive captain with the most interceptions in the NFL over the past three seasons wound up delivering his son, Kevin Leon Byard IV, at home last month when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital.

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Titans safety steps up, aids in son’s surprise home delivery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans safety Kevin Byard and his wife didn’t plan on having their baby at home, though now he has a story he’ll be able to tell his son forever.



FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife's contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)


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FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tenn. Byard has the most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2017 season, yet his biggest catch came at home. He wound up delivering his son when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to the hospital. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

The two-time defensive caption with the most interceptions in the NFL over the past three seasons wound up delivering his son, Kevin Leon Byard IV, at home last month when his wife’s contractions prevented them from getting to

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Death of 84-year-old pedestrian renews calls for safety improvements to NDG intersection

Mathieu Campanozzi describes his late Aunt Anna Zanca as a wonderful, kind and generous woman.

“She was very authentic — very Italian,” said Campanozzi. “She loved to cook for us. She loved to bring food.”

Campanozzi said his aunt was like a second mother to him, and learning that she was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she crossed a busy intersection in Montreal’s west end was devastating.

“A lot of pain and a lot of anger mixed together,” Campanozzi said. “We had the chance to stay with her until her last moments. Her last breath.”

Zanca was 84 years old. She was hit on Sept. 10 at a busy, five-way intersection in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that has long been the centre of a safety debate. She died the following evening.

She was crossing where Décarie and De Maisonneuve boulevards meet Upper Lachine Road when, police say, she was struck by a

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Collaboration Seeks to Achieve Container Safety Improvements

Cargo loading practicies are crtiical to safety improvements – photo courtesy of the TT Club

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09-15-2020 04:10:23





A new collaboration among some of the leading organizations involved in the cargo shipping industry is seeking to address the persistent issues around the poor packing of cargoes. It is the industry’s latest initiative designed to raise awareness to reduce accidents both aboard ship and in port related to failures to adhere to the established guidelines and best practices in cargo packing.


In launching the new program, the shipping industry is coming together to raise awareness about the practices including failures to secure cargo, overloading, and incorrect declaration of contents that have all been cited as contributing factors to incidents ranging from fires at sea to the loss of cargo overboard. Other occurrences, such as container stack failures, vehicle roll-overs,

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Promoter says Home Improvement Show a success with COVID safety guidelines

The last event before COVID-19 at the MetraPark Expo Center was the Spring Home Improvement Show.

This weekend marked the first event open to the public with the Fall Home Improvement Show.

The number of booths was normal for the fall show at about 400.

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The promoters say attendance looks good with people also coming in from the Gun Show at the Montana Pavilion and the PBR at First Interstate Arena.

The size of Expo Center allows for distancing and arrows on the floor keep foot traffic moving in the same direction.

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COVID-19 safety protocols also include masks and sanitizer.

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“We’ve worked closely with our local health department, Riverstone Health,” said Mark Hedin, show promoters. “They can give us protocol as what we need to do out here. You still can events and remain safe. To date and this is Sunday, we have not had one incident out

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Safety improvements, bike lane planned for Milwood Avenue

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has started an improvement project along Milwood Avenue. 



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According to a release, SCDOT approached the City of Columbia in mid-2019 about improving the safety of the street. The result is an alternative striping plan that includes adding turn lanes, bike lanes and other safety improvements. 

Phase One began in May 2020 with repairs along the Avenue starting at Gervais Street, and continuing southwest towards Gladden Street. Phase Two will occur in the future from Gladden Street to Devine Street. 

The planned improvements will create a more effective, standardized lane width throughout the corridor, according to the city. The proposed lane   configuration does not reduce travel lanes and no changes to the overall width of the road are proposed.

During the project, bike lanes from Gervais to Devine will be created. No loss of on-street parking will occur, except

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Safety improvements and bike lane planned for Milwood Avenue

Safety improvements, paving of Millwood Ave is on schedule beginning on Sunday, September 13 and ending around September 20

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has started an improvement project along Milwood Avenue. 

According to a release, SCDOT approached the City of Columbia in mid-2019 about improving the safety of the street. The result is an alternative striping plan that includes adding turn lanes, bike lanes and other safety improvements. 

Phase One began in May 2020 with repairs along the Avenue starting at Gervais Street, and continuing southwest towards Gladden Street. Phase Two will occur in the future from Gladden Street to Devine Street. 

The planned improvements will create a more effective, standardized lane width throughout the corridor, according to the city. The proposed lane   configuration does not reduce travel lanes and no changes to the overall width of the road are proposed.

During the project,

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