October 29, 2020

Six Months into Pandemic TrueCar Study Finds Vehicle Affordability Now Tops Car Shopper Concerns

More Car Shoppers Than Ever Want to Shop Online, Despite Decreased Concern Over COVID-19 Exposure

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Vehicle Shopper Concerns Due to COVID-19
Vehicle Shopper Concerns Due to COVID-19
Vehicle Shopper Concerns Due to COVID-19

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COVID-19's Impact on Likelihood to Purchase
COVID-19’s Impact on Likelihood to Purchase
COVID-19’s Impact on Likelihood to Purchase

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COVID-19's Impact on Vehicle Shopping Habits
COVID-19’s Impact on Vehicle Shopping Habits
COVID-19’s Impact on Vehicle Shopping Habits

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCar, Inc., the most efficient and transparent online destination to find a car, released the fifth wave of its study into the impact of the pandemic on vehicle shopping and vehicle shoppers’ needs, six months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the six-month marker, it’s encouraging to see that fewer shoppers now report being less likely to purchase a vehicle due to the pandemic than at any point during our research series,” said Wendy McMullin, Head of Research at TrueCar. “Shopper concerns over vehicle affordability

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Study Finds Regional Pact To Reduce Transportation Pollution Could Yield Major Health Benefits

A preliminary analysis of the health impacts of the regional Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) found that the plan that would reduce greenhouse gases the most would also yield the biggest health benefits, helping to avoid about 1,100 deaths and nearly 5,000 asthma cases, and saving $11.1 billion in heath costs in the decade after the initiative kicks in.

The analysis — known as the Transportation, Equity, Climate and Health Study (TRECH) and conducted by researchers at Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Boston University’s School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina — looked at 5 different policy scenarios that participating states are weighing. The scenarios considered different reduction caps for greenhouse gas emissions, from 20% to 25%, and different ways to invest the proceeds from distributor fees.

The study predicted that the most health benefits would result from a 25% reduction cap in

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Autopsy finds L.A. deputies shot Black man 16 times for riding bicycle in wrong direction

In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, attorney Benjamin Crump, at podium, speaks alongside members of Dijon Kizzee’s family during a news conference in Los Angeles.

Stefanie Dazio/The Associated Press

A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies was wounded 16 times in the front and back, according to an autopsy that doesn’t shed any light on whether he was on the ground when he was shot.

Dijon Kizzee, 29, had four “rapidly life-threatening wounds” to the heart, lungs, liver and left kidney, according to the autopsy report that was supplied to The Associated Press on Friday. The autopsy was conducted on Sept. 2.

Three of the shots were to his chest and one to the upper centre of his back, according to the report, which listed the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide by law enforcement.


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Vegan resident finds 50 pieces of chicken around his yard, chicken wing on car windshield: Fairview Park Police Blotter

Fairview Park, Ohio

Suspicious, Rivercliff Drive

On Sept. 22 a resident reported a man dressed in black, carrying a backpack, was walking in her backyard. He apparently came up the hill from the MetPark valley. Responding officers saw a man matching the description walking westbound in the street and checked on him. The man was found to have a felony sex offense warrant from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, and a history of trespassing and breaking and entering arrests. He was arrested on the warrant and turned over to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Fairview Park Police

Criminal mischief, West 214th Street

On Sept. 27 a resident reported that someone had placed over 50 pieces of chicken around his yard and car, with a chicken wing wedged underneath his windshield wiper. The man has a large sticker on his car, “Vegan”, which he believes precipitated the event and he offered names of

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