Safety


Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping…

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New Speed Cameras Seek to Outfox Drivers, Waze

Speed cameras have been a feature of Israeli roads for years, but Israel Police have deployed a new generation of cameras that are likely to catch many more drivers “in…

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After Tragedy, Quiet to Reign at Kinneret Beaches

The loss of three young adults in 2017, including one from Beitar Ilit, has prompted communities around the Kinneret to institute new regulations requiring that music played on Kinneret public…

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New Law Would Rein In ‘Free Range’ Camels

Two weeks after an Israeli driver was killed when his vehicle hit a camel crossing a highway near Mitzpe Ramon in southern Israel, the Knesset Economics Committee on Tuesday was…

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Getting Drinkers Off the Road

On average, every day in the United States 29 people die as a result of alcohol-impaired driving, including both drivers and their innocent victims. Drunk driving is a persistent public…

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18 Soldiers Hospitalized, Vaccinated in Rabies Scare

Eighteen IDF soldiers serving on the Golan Heights were hospitalized Wednesday out of fear that they came into contact with a dog infected with rabies. The soldiers were given anti-rabies…

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Indonesia Volcano Forces Mass Evacuation, Shuts Airport

Indonesian authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people Monday from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding…

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