Traffic Fatalities

June 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The state of Texas decided to preempt local traffic safety laws by banning all red light camera programs.
KVUE
May 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Streetsblog has created a graph to track the progress of Vision Zero cities in reducing traffic fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
May 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
Pedestrian fatalities are rising, and one city council candidate has had enough.
Cincinnati Enquirer
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
May 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Road safety advocates, particularly those who promote walking and biking, have long understood the importance of language, such as using "crash" rather than "accident." Two new media studies shed more light on bias in media coverage of crashes.
Outside Online
May 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has seen a rise in car crash deaths since implementing its Vision Zero initiative. Advocates say not enough action is being taken to make streets safer.
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Car-oriented politics keeps scoring wins in Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
March 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Globe and Mail editorial board points out the obvious hypocrisies of the global response to an aviation tragedy relative to the ongoing tragedies that occur every day as a result of the world's reliance on automobiles.
Globe and Mail
March 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Seattle is working toward its Vision Zero goals, after a year in which most people killed by drivers in the city were pedestrians.
The Seattle Times
March 4, 2019, 6am PST
Among the factors that stand out in the "Spotlight on Highway Safety" report released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association is increased "death by SUV," which kill at a higher rate than cars. Distraction, however, is hard to prove.
USA Today
December 28, 2018, 12pm PST
Traffic fatalities declined in New York City for the fifth consecutive year.
Curbed New York
September 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The program’s outcomes in different cities show varying levels of success and some failures.
The Guardian
September 10, 2018, 8am PDT
A feature article at the major local daily newspaper in Houston tackles traffic safety and puts the onus on engineers, police, and politicians to come to terms with the destruction they've wrought.
Houston Chronicle
August 22, 2018, 9am PDT
The media coverage of a tragic crash in Cleveland shows how long of a leash drivers and street design get in the debate about traffic safety and the public realm.
Streetsblog USA
August 9, 2018, 10am PDT
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and while parents often instruct teens not to text and drive, they admit to texting and driving at about the same rates as teenage drivers.
Chicago Tribune
August 5, 2018, 5am PDT
On Thursday, the U.S. DOT and U.S. EPA announced one of the Trump administration's most consequential rollbacks of environmental and efficiency regulations that will have a detrimental effect on climate change, air pollution, and oil consumption.
The Washington Post
August 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
About two people a year are killed on Division street in Portland, and many more inured, now some fixes are in place and more are on the way.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
July 31, 2018, 8am PDT
It's the U.S. EPA, under the new acting administrator, against two top officers in the Department of Transportation. Both agencies (along with California) determine fuel efficiency standards. Guess which wants to proceed cautiously in the rollback?
The New York Times
July 13, 2018, 11am PDT
It seems like Vision Zero never had a chance.
Greater Greater Washington
June 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Former Toronto Planning Director Jennifer Keesmaat is responding to rising pedestrian and bike fatalities in the "Vision Zero" city with a series of calls for action.
The Toronto Star