Auto Safety

May 9, 2016, 9am PDT
As a number of Western States raise their speed limits, the costs of road maintenance, environmental damage, and lost lives keeps going up.
Wired
May 15, 2015, 10am PDT
Looking at the history of car recalls, Gladwell recognizes a tension between the way engineers see malfunctions and how the public sees them. It's easy to blame the machine, but that doesn't always solve the problem.
The New Yorker
Blog post
February 7, 2014, 1pm PST
Anti-jaywalking laws are based upon questionable assumptions.
Michael Lewyn
January 23, 2014, 8am PST
Supporters call a new Dallas ordinance banning protests near freeways a “pro-safety” measure rather than an “anti-protest” measure.
Dallas News
September 24, 2013, 10am PDT
An unprecedented study is tracking the behavior of drivers in the U.S. using cameras and sensors to observe how they interact with their vehicle and the road. Researchers hope to better understand the causes for collisions, and how to prevent them.
Governing
January 19, 2013, 9am PST
Susan Elkin points to alarmingly low statistics on the number of children who walk to school, especially when compared with historic rates. She lays out some “blindingly obvious” and “child-centered” reasons why this trend needs to be reversed.
The Independent
December 25, 2012, 1pm PST
Might your car one day serve as a mobile doctor's office? If research into biometric monitoring being conducted by carmakers comes to fruition, your car may soon be able to tracks your stress and blood sugar levels, and more, reports Bob Moon.
American Public Media: Marketplace
September 10, 2012, 1pm PDT
Writing for <em>Yahoo! Travel</em>, Aefa Mulholland identifies five of the most dangerous roads in the world - from India's chaotic city streets to Bolivia's mountain hugging back roads.
Yahoo! Travel
March 13, 2010, 1pm PST
The Infrastructurist examines a new infographic published by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of their Global Status Report.
The Infrastructurist
July 19, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Escalating gas prices are depressing, but look on the bright side: a new study shows that they may reduce annual traffic deaths by as much as one-third.</p>
Associated Press via Yahoo News