Traffic Safety

The first protected intersection opened in August in Davis, Calif., a university town with the nation's highest percentage of bike commuters. Salt Lake City's new protected intersection is explained on NPR's "Here & Now" report with audio and videos.
4 days ago   WBUR
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, be they prescription, illegal, or marijuana, now accounts for 40 percent of driver fatalities, about the same as alcohol-related deaths, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Oct 2, 2015   The Washington Post
Regardless of how San Francisco's proposed Bike Yield Law fares, all California cyclists who are ticketed for not stopping at stop signs may have the option to pay a reduced fine if they opt to attend bike school thanks to a new law signed Sept. 21.
Sep 28, 2015   Streetsblog LA
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
Sep 25, 2015   Streetsblog USA
A Louisville case study of the findings and recommendations of the World Resource Institute's "Cities Safer By Design" report.
Sep 10, 2015   Broken Sidewalk
Open data can be a powerful tool for illustrating the risks to public safety that will have to be overcome as more cities adopt Vision Zero initiatives.
Sep 8, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
A pair of studies finds separate but related evidence that as more people are biking, more people are getting injured while biking. What to do about it is still under debate.
Sep 7, 2015   KPCC
For some reason, many drivers think "Share the Road" means bikers should stay out of their way.
Sep 4, 2015   Streetsblog USA
A study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on September 1 showed steep reductions in speeding in Montgomery County, Maryland, where speed cameras has been in effect since 2007, reducing fatalities and severity of injuries.
Sep 3, 2015   The Detroit News
Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
Sep 3, 2015   WAMU
The headline chosen here summarizes the argument put forward by Vox's Joseph Stromberg, who believes that self-driving cars will be a serious upgrade over the average human driver.
Sep 2, 2015   Vox