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San Jose Ends Year With Spike in Crash-Related Deaths

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    The City of San Jose is taking what it calls tangible steps to address a rise in crash deaths. Robert Handa reports. (Published Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015)

    San Jose ended 2015 with a spike in crash deaths.

    In all, 59 people were killed on the roads in the past year -- the highest it has been in the city for 20 years. Twenty-three of those killed were pedestrians, officials said.

    The city is taking what it calls tangible steps to address the rise in crash deaths, including joining the Vision Zero program that aims to eliminate traffic deaths.

    Mayor Sam Liccardo said in 2016 the city will target 14 main traffic corridors that accounted for half of its recorded deaths.

    Liccardo said the death of well-known community leader Ernie Glave, who was hit by a vehicle last week, drove the point home for many city leaders on a personal level.

    The mayor also said San Jose is joining with San Francisco to push the state for more automated speed enforcement measures.

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