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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Be Empowered! Parents Hold the Keys to Teen Driving Success

Be Empowered! Parents Hold the Keys to Teen Driving Success

Parenting is no easy task, and parenting teenagers comes with its own unique set of challenges. During National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Children and Motorists Need to Be Especially Careful Around the School Bus Danger Zone

A national survey conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services that tracks the illegal passing of school buses found that in 2019, more than 95,000 motorists ran school bus stop arms in one day. In the ninth an...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Distraction Changes the Way We Walk, React and Behave

Over the past decade, distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes on our nation’s roads.

Researchers at the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, a non-profit representing all 50 state highway safety offices are concerned tha...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Alcohol Involvement Reported in 48% of Fatal Pedestrian Traffic Crashes

Alcohol involvement — for the driver and/or the pedestrian — was reported in 48 percent of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian fatalities in 2018. About one-third (33%) of pedestrians killed in crashes were over the legal alcohol limit for dri...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

NHTSA and Newton Police Department Remind Motorists: Obey the Posted Speed Limit

In a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian is far more likely to be killed or injured. And, it’s important to remember that children are often the smallest pedestrians, making them harder to see. Additionally, younger children may dart ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Scam Alert: Individuals Claiming to Be NPD Officers Asking for Payment

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 The Newton Police Department has received reports of people being contacted by individuals claiming to be an officer with our agency. The scammers claim the person missed a court date or summons and requests payment in the form of cash or gift c...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Police Receive Reports About Rental Scams

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The Newton Police Department has received reports of a rental housing scam. Scammers know that finding the right rental can be hard work, and a seemingly good deal is hard to pass up. The scammers are hijacking a real rental or real estate listing and are...

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