Traffic Safety

August 2, 2016, 10am PDT
A new law with the support of the mayor and an initial approval by the D.C. council will make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to collect insurance after a crash with a motor vehicle.
Washington City Paper
August 1, 2016, 7am PDT
The debate about the benefits of transportation network companies, like Uber, continues.
July 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The ethical quandaries that will confront self-driving cars as they navigate the world pose a lot of difficult questions. Antonio Loro charts a course for answering these tough questions.
Antonio Loro
July 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Majority of drivers in the United States admit to anger, aggression, or road rage at least once in the past year.
July 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Bike advocates are hoping that the Houston Bike Plan can achieve full council approval in July. The Houston Chronicle hopes the bike plan will be for everyone (not just hipsters).
Houston Chronicle
June 30, 2016, 6am PDT
Citing drivers for failure to "exercise due care" (administrative code 19-190) is a key enforcement tool of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero policy, but a judge just threw it out.
June 28, 2016, 10am PDT
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
The Lansing Star
June 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The Eno Center for Transportation lays out a clear appeal for action to regulate the time, place, and manner of digital billboards.
Eno Center for Transportation
June 9, 2016, 8am PDT
LADOT’s first artist-in-residence will engage the city’s many subcultures, and its lively art scene, in his effort to improve pedestrian safety.
June 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Roundabout are gaining popularity in California and across the nation. While they have been shown to reduce crashes, not all are sold on the innovative concept, and when it comes to multi-lane roundabouts, cyclists have legitimate concerns.
Napa Valley Register
May 23, 2016, 7am PDT
Benjamin Ross argues that the walk signal is a fundamentally flawed approach to creating walkable streets and shareable roadways—making walking slower, less convenient, and more dangerous.
Greater Greater Washington
May 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new map quantifies the stress levels for bike riders on the streets of Montgomery County, Maryland.
May 15, 2016, 11am PDT
It's the little things that count—especially when it comes to building safety infrastructure onto streets so that they better serve all modes of transportation.
Bike Portland
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
The Boston Globe
March 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Having launched a pedestrian safety campaign focused on education, legislators may go a step further to tackle another 'E'—enforcement. But rather than drivers, pedestrians looking down at their smart phones will be the targets.
March 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
NHTSA's announcement that automatic emergency braking will become standard on almost all new vehicles by 2022 will have dramatic safety implications for drivers and passengers, but will it prevent crashes with pedestrians and cyclists?
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 10, 2016, 2pm PST
Simply banning bikes from riding on sidewalks does more harm than good. A better understanding of why people choose to ride bikes on the sidewalk will be necessary to create safer environments for all users.
Ariel Godwin and Anne M. Price
March 10, 2016, 10am PST
A new study finds that U.S. drivers drive distracted more often than they devote their full attention to the road.
March 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Pedestrian safety is a growing problem across the country, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 28, 2016, 1pm PST
A post on the Rivard Report details the efforts underway in San Antonio, Texas, to reduce traffic fatalities.
Rivard Report