Traffic Safety

In November, voters in Cleveland can decide whether or not to ban the use of automatic traffic cameras to catch red-light violators.
5 days ago   ideastream
DC traffic scofflaws beware: You may be recorded! In one of the nation's most comprehensive use of traffic cameras, motorists who run stop signs or don't stop for peds in crosswalks could find a "ticket in the mail". Plus, 132 cameras will be added.
Sep 18, 2013   The Washington Post
Carmakers are developing technologies to alert drivers and pedestrians if they are about to collide.
Sep 6, 2013   The Car Connection
All of that Congressional gridlock seems to be causing a lot of accidents. For the sixth year in a row, Washington D.C.'s drivers have come in last place in Allstate’s annual "America’s Best Drivers" report.
Aug 29, 2013   The Washington Post
Some risks are tangible – we can perceive them directly. For example, your heart rate probably increases when you stand near a high ledge or face an angry wild animal. Opinion
Jul 29, 2013   By Todd Litman
1.2 million people are killed by road collisions every year, says a new report from the World Health Organization. Across the world, it's the leading cause of death for 15- to 29-year-olds. Nick Mead discusses the report's chilling findings.
Mar 18, 2013   The Guardian
Governments need money to finance transportation system improvements, but revenues from traditional sources are flat. This is leading to debate over how best to generate new funds. Opinion
Jan 27, 2013   By Todd Litman
Not usually regarded for their outside the box thinking, transportation engineers have nevertheless come up with some radical ideas for improving the flow of traffic and reducing the potential for collisions at busy intersections.
Jan 27, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
When it comes to enforcing laws like jaywalking, strictly imposed tickets and fines motivate people to change their behavior. John Cichowski discusses whether light-hearted, even humorous, suggestions can be as effective as heavy-handed prosecution.
Jan 9, 2013   NorthJersey.com
New data released this week shows that automobile fatalities dropped last year to the lowest level in 62 years. At the same time, deaths of bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and big-rig truck drivers increased, reports Ashley Halsey III.
Dec 11, 2012   The Washington Post
After a decade of steady declines in traffic-related fatalities in New York City, amid a focused effort to improve traffic safety, Robert Kolker examines why such deaths spiked upward of 23 percent in the past year.
Nov 28, 2012   New York Magazine