Vision Zero Still a Pipe Dream as Road Deaths Continue to Climb
U.S. traffic fatalities hit a twenty-year peak in the first quarter of 2022.
Philadelphia Deems Speed Camera Project a Success
City officials say an automated traffic enforcement pilot program has reduced speeding and crashes along the corridor where cameras were installed.
The Sound of Silence: Designing Electric Vehicles for Safety
Near-silent electric vehicles pose a danger to people with visual impairments, so engineers are studying ways to make the vehicles audible while maintaining the benefits of quieter streets.
Salt Lake City Streets To Get Traffic Calming
After a 19-year hiatus, the city is restarting its traffic calming program to combat the growing pedestrian death crisis.
Las Vegas To Launch Vision Zero Initiative
The city is calling for public input to develop strategies for reducing traffic deaths and making Las Vegas safer for all road users.
Tacoma Lowers Speed Limits as Part of Vision Zero Plan
The city voted to reduce speed limits on residential and some arterial streets in an effort to improve traffic safety and reduce the risk of death or serious injury when crashes occur.
D.C. Could Legalize ‘Idaho Stop,’ Ban Right Turns on Red
Proposed legislation would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and eliminate right turns on red in an effort to reduce cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.
Louisiana Road Safety Plan Highlights Impaired Driving, Reckless Behavior
The plan focuses traffic safety efforts on distracted and impaired driving, seatbelt wearing, and speeding, with a small nod to infrastructural factors.
4 Proven Steps for Improved Pedestrian Safety
Experts from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) present four steps for reducing the number of pedestrians killed by drivers.
The Marriage of Technology and Road Infrastructure
The future of road infrastructure likely includes wireless electric charging, innovative construction materials, and more data collection. Will cities remember to prioritize pedestrian safety, too?
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