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Jul
2021
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Investigation underway after video shows UHP vehicle driving into traffic

MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — A Utah Highway Patrol official says an investigation is underway after video shows one of its patrol cars driving into traffic.

The incident occurred over the holiday weekend on Trapper’s Loop in Morgan County.

In dashcam video posted to Facebook by Derek Wolthoff, a trooper is seen slowing down and slightly moving to their right in order to turn on the road. However, the UHP vehicle immediately begins the left turn without checking first on the traffic moving in the same direction.

Derek Wolthoff

The vehicle behind the trooper, presumably driven by Wolthoff, smashed into the UHP car, which then forces a pickup truck hauling a boat to swerve off the road and jackknife into a road barrier.

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Derek Wolthoff

Following the accident, UHP posted a warning on its Facebook page for drivers to slow down and heed emergency lights, but Wolthoff’s video appears to show no time for him, or anyone else, to slow before the trooper made their turn.

“So grateful for all of my race experience to save our lives. It happens in a blink of an eye. Everyone walked away without injury. I literally have no idea what that officer was thinking,” wrote Wolthoff.

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Derek Wolthoff

A UHP spokesperson told FOX 13 that an outside agency is investigating the incident while they also perform their own internal review.

(A previous version of this story referenced a social media post that was inadvertently attributed to the Utah Highway Patrol, when it was, in fact, posted by the Mountain Green Fire Protection District. That post was the one that has been removed.)

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Jul
2021
13

Dramatic video shows Michigan cop pull man from fiery car wreck

Dramatic video footage shows a Michigan cop running toward the flaming wreckage of a car – then pulling the dazed driver to safety.

Harper Woods Officer Luke Pauly’s bodycam footage shows him speeding to the near a massive crash on Interstate 94 outside Detroit last Sunday.

Flames blaze and smoke pours from a car in the distance while traffic is at a standstill.

Pauly, 30, then sprints towards the engulfed car as skid marks, twisted metal and debris from the crash are seen scattered across the highway and its shoulder. People along the highway tell Pauly someone’s in a car that apparently flipped in the crash.

“He’s in the car?” Pauly is heard asking bystanders as scorching fire is seen in the distance.

When he gets to the car, a man is seen on the passenger side, reaching over the window to clutch the door handle on the outside. The man was the driver, who Pauly told WDIV may have ended up in the passenger seat by force of the impact.

The driver attempted to escape through the passenger side as the flames spread throughout the vehicle.
The driver attempted to escape through the passenger side as the flames spread throughout the vehicle.
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Harper Woods officer Luke Pauly rushed to save a man from a burning car on Interstate 94 in Michigan.
Harper Woods officer Luke Pauly rushed to save a man from a burning car on Interstate 94 in Michigan.
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Neither Pauly nor the man suffered serious injuries.
Neither Pauly nor the man suffered serious injuries.
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He was apparently fighting off passing out to try to get away from the blaze as it grew in intensity.

In footage from the camera of another officer, Pauly is seen pulling the man from the wreck by his arms, dragging him across the pavement until he’s a safe distance from the flames. The man was coming in and out of consciousness, reports said.

“I was worried it was gonna blow up,” he told FOX 2. “I never knew that cars don’t explode so it was popping … I think it was from the tires.”

The man is recovering and no one was injured despite the severity of the accident, the station reported.

The officer told WDIV things may have turned out more grim if police arrived even a few minutes later.

“All I could think was perfect timing,” Pauly said. “Glad we got here.”

May
2020
12

Houston’s transportation planner: COVID shows streets cannot be just for commuting

Since David Fields arrived on the job in Houston in February he has been a man in motion, even as the city nearly ground to halt to stop COVID-19.

As the city’s first chief transportation planner — a position aimed at coordinating Houston’s ever-changing streets into a coherent system for drivers, transit users, cyclists and anyone who uses the roads — Fields finds himself watching along with the rest of us what the virus and lockdown are doing to commute patterns and recreational trips through neighborhoods. Traffic may have dropped dramatically on local freeways but bayou trails are teeming with runners and bike riders.

Fields came from a private sector job in San Francisco, where much of his work was for local governments and transit agencies redesigning streets, plazas and bus and train depots, and establishing policies for parking and vehicle use.

In an email discussion, Fields says in the future residents could find streets that consider more than just cars, where safety for everyone trumps speed, depending on what the city is trying to achieve for particular streets so sprawling Houston can get full use of the funds it dedicates to roads.


As you look at upcoming plans and projects around the city, how is COVID-19 affecting them? Are there tangible things that are changing or are the changes more conceptual, in the sense we might not know what demand is going to look like 12-18-24 months out any longer?

Streets are funny things. Some people see them as having just two purposes: Movement and storage. That might be cars, bikes, transit, or walking, but for all of them, we often limit in our minds what this very physical and expensive infrastructure can do for us.

COVID-19 is reminding us that streets don’t need to do the same job, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. If we limit streets to these two jobs, we’re not getting the full value out of our investment in our city. While our streets move people at some times of day, those same roads can be used as play spaces at other times. Businesses reminded us that space used for parking sometimes can be used for restaurant pick-up zones at other times.

Learning this lesson is a huge benefit for our city, because the more ways we can use our roads, the more value we provide to our community.

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From a planning perspective, has the new coronavirus bought you a little time to sort things out? The challenge here historically has been projects rarely have kept up with traffic and often induced demand makes the shelf life of their benefits much shorter. So, is there a silver lining to a pause?

COVID-19 is a teaching moment. It’s time to take a hard look about what we thought could never change. One of those big topics is believing that everyone who commutes must commute

May
2020
4

Data shows vehicle traffic in New Hampshire gradually rising, still down sharply from 2019

HIGHWAYS ACROSS THE STATE ARE UP TO SPEED. ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC DATA OBTAINED BY WMUR, MORE CARS ARE BACK ON THE ROAD AFTER A DRAMATIC DROP LAST MONTH. THE DATA FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHOWS THAT TRAFFIC BEGAN TO DECREASE THE WEEK OF MARCH 15 AND THAT TREND CONTINUED TO THE WEEK OF APRIL 5. BUT BY THE WEEK OF APRIL 12, NUMBERS BEGAN TO RISE AND HAVEN’T STOPPED SINCE THEN. THE OVERALL NUMBERS ARE STILL DOWN MORE THAN HALF COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. ERIN: FEWER AND FEWER PEOPLE ARE TAKING FLIGHTS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BIGGEST AIRPORT DROPPED 52% LAST MONTH. MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD NEARLY 69,000 TRAVELERS IN MARCH. THAT’S COMPARED TO OVER 143,000 A YEAR AGO. AIRPORT OFFICIALS PREDICT THAT APRIL’S DROP COULD BE AROUND

Data shows vehicle traffic in NH gradually rising, still down sharply from 2019

Airport traffic down 52% in March


According to traffic data obtained by WMUR, more cars are back on the road after a dramatic drop last month.>> Download the free WMUR appThe data from the state Department of Transportation shows that traffic began to decrease the week of March 15 and that trend continued to the week of April 5.But by the week of April 12, numbers began to rise and haven’t stopped since then.>> Coronavirus in NH: Important informationNumbers of vehicles per week in 2020 (in parentheses, see 2019 data during same time frame):Week of March 22: 1,351,693 (2019: 2,208,829)Week of March 29: 1,036,864 (2019: 2,195,800)Week of April 5: 933,809 (2019: 2,200,085)Week of April 12: 936,766 (2019: 2,209,675)Week of April 19: 988,442 (2019: 2,296,125)Week of April 26: 1,066,897 (2019: 2,212,678)The overall numbers are still down more than half compared to this time last year.>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMURAlso, fewer and fewer people are taking flights because of the pandemic. Passenger traffic at New Hampshire’s biggest airport dropped 52% last month.Manchester-Boston Regional Airport had nearly 69,000 travelers in March, which is compared to more than 143,000 a year ago.Airport officials predict that April’s drop could be around 95%.Visit this link to see a town-by-town map showing the number of cases in each community.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

According to traffic data obtained by WMUR, more cars are back on the road after a dramatic drop last month.

>> Download the free WMUR app

The data from the state Department of Transportation shows that traffic began to decrease the week of March 15 and that trend continued to the week of April 5.

But by the week of April 12, numbers began to rise and haven’t stopped since then.

>> Coronavirus in NH: Important information

Numbers of vehicles per week in 2020 (in parentheses, see 2019 data during same time frame):

  • Week of March 22: 1,351,693 (2019: 2,208,829)
  • Week of March 29: 1,036,864 (2019: 2,195,800)
  • Week of April 5: 933,809 (2019: 2,200,085)
  • Week of April 12: 936,766 (2019: 2,209,675)
  • Week of April 19: 988,442 (2019:
Apr
2020
19

Classic Shows – the UK’s leading classic vehicle event organiser

Classic Shows is a long-standing organiser and operator of classic vehicle events having organised over 1,000 events since its inception in 1985.

Since this time Classic Shows has operated events from most of the UKs major indoor venues including Alexandra Palace, GMEX, NEC and Event City and a large number of prestigious country homes locations such as Blenheim Palace, Harewood House, Clumber Park, Capesthorne Hall, Bodelwyddan Castle and Cholmondeley Castle.

We like to try and keep things simple and our philosophy focusses on three core strands:

This approach has helped Classic Shows to become firmly established as the longest running independent operator of classic vehicle events in the UK.

In the winter months the business operates a number of classic car and motorbike autojumbles and motorbike events at Three Counties Showground, Malvern. This recently refurbished facility provides considerable indoor and outdoor accommodation and offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire hard-to-find parts, supplies, memorabilia and mingle with likeminded vehicle enthusiasts.

During the summer, the events grow in scale and change theme to that of classic car and motorbike shows. These events all include considerable autojumble and retail opportunities but also involve displays of 300 – 1,000+ classic vehicles, experienced concours judging, commentary and awards ceremonies throughout the event all set within the backdrop of a superb country home location.

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