The passage by the PA state senate of a bill allowing Pittsburgh and other cities to use red light traffic enforcement cameras has drawn a strong warning and a study from Penn Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) to only use them for safety purposes
Oct 30, 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brazil, Venezuela and Columbia have all hired a curious sort of police force to encourage pedestrians and drivers to follow the rules -- mimes, who hang out at busy intersections and make fun of bad behavior.
Oct 28, 2011 Time
"The only thing we have to fear is fear
itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts
to convert retreat into advance" – President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 Opinion
Sep 11, 2011 By
With one third the number of cars on the road as U.S., China has at least twice the fatality rate. Most vehicles are designed in the West, and driven a similar amount. Road conditions as well as driver and pedestrian error are blamed for crashes.
Jul 27, 2011 The New York Times - Asia Pacific
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