Automobile travel imposes significant health risks. Traffic
fatality rates, obesity and related illnesses such as diabetes, and total air pollution emissions tend to increase
with per capita annual vehicle mileage. These risks help explain why United Opinion
Jul 25, 2011 By
A new study of federal data on fatalities per 100,000 people and per 100 million miles driven finds significant differences in urban and rural roads.
Jan 27, 2011 USA Today
The more you drive, says a new study, the more you are at risk of getting in an accident. So if how much one pays for car insurance was linked to mileage, there would be a significant reduction in driving - and fender benders.
Dec 10, 2010 Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance In Massachusetts: A Risk Assessment And Report On Consumer
The New Yorker takes an informal survey of the Lower East Side with slow-driving proponent Rod King.
Nov 29, 2010 The New Yorker
The new initiative from the city's Department of Transportation and Police Department will target speeding and failure-to-yield violations, including rogue cyclists.
Nov 3, 2010 Streetsblog
Grist digs deeper into the Virginia Speed Hump murder - showing how the street configuration of the suburban neighborhood may have contributed to the rage, and why it's unlikely to see more neighborhoods like it in the future.
Sep 20, 2010 Grist
A pedestrian in Park City, UT followed her downloaded Google map onto a four-lane road sans sidewalks. She was hit by a motorist before reaching the median. Lauren Rosenberg is seeking $100,000 in a federal lawsuit.
Jun 2, 2010 The Guardian
A preliminary count of all road fatalities in 2009 shows a record low figure of 33,963; almost 9% lower than 2008. The final count is due this summer. While the declining VMT due to a depressed economy was a major factor, the rate declined as well.
Mar 28, 2010 The New York Times - Wheels
It's yet another anecdotal reason for cyclists to bike well clear of the 'door zone' - and engineers and planners to ensure that cyclists have room to do so. Megan Charlop's bicycle ricocheted off a car door directly into the path of a city bus.
Mar 19, 2010 Daily News