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Volvo’s Glow-In-The-Dark LifePaint is the Modern Safety Solution Cyclists Have Been Begging For

The auto giant’s spray-on creation offers cyclists increased visibility and, hopefully, safety.

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Feeling invisible on the road can be scary, especially for cyclists at night who are at the mercy of drivers’ short attention spans.

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Police Offer Safe Spaces For Craigslist Exchanges

Horrific crimes point to the need for better protocols in internet-initiated deals.

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In light of a few recent horrific crimes committed by people who found their victims through Craigslist, police departments are now creating safe spaces for the sites’ buyers, sellers, and swappers. According to NPR, Craigslist revised its “personal safety” guidelines this week, recommending that users make their “high-value exchanges” at local police stations. NPR spoke to Hartford, Connecticut Chief of Detectives Brian Foley, whose department is offering a parking lot outside the police station as an IRL trading post for online transactors. Appropriately, they call the project “Operation Safe Lot.”

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