Traffic Safety

February 13, 2018, 11am PST
For the second time at the same railroad crossing in Atherton, California, a motorist followed his GPS navigation onto Caltrain tracks. In both cases, the motorists fled their vehicles before being hit by an oncoming train.
(Palo Alto) Daily Post
January 31, 2018, 6am PST
Giving pedestrians a head start at crosswalks is a simple fix that could save lots of lives. New York City has already seen a significant reduction in fatalities and injuries.
CityLab
January 26, 2018, 9am PST
Every year, all over the country (depending on El Niño and Polar Vortexes), snow covers roads and traffic patterns and snow removal equipment reveals a safer street design.
Blueprint
January 19, 2018, 6am PST
Portland has implemented one of the most sweeping commitments to traffic safety of any city in the United States: 20 mph speed limits over the vast majority of the city's streets.
Streetsblog USA
January 17, 2018, 2pm PST
Around the world, car crashes are the tenth leading cause of death, and while the United States is spending money on transportation, that money isn't making the roads safer.
Curbed
January 17, 2018, 6am PST
Chicago is one of the first cities to consider the use of "textalyzers," which would allow police officers to scan phones to see if they were in use during an accident.
Chicago Tribune
January 7, 2018, 9am PST
Imagine all the people, driving safely and courteously.
The New York Times
January 6, 2018, 9am PST
A cultural change regarding bike safety for the home of the U.S. auto industry is a long time coming.
Associated Press
December 31, 2017, 1pm PST
CityLab has produced a pair of articles geared toward safe driving behaviors on New Year's Eve.
CityLab
Blog post
December 18, 2017, 1pm PST
Despite numerous traffic safety programs, traffic death rates have not declined in a decade and recently started to increase. We can do better! A new paradigm identifies additional safety strategies that reduce both crash rates and risk exposure.
Todd Litman
December 6, 2017, 10am PST
The Trump Administration has been defending the interests of the truck industry against regulations proposed during the Obama Administration.
NPR via KPCC
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
November 27, 2017, 11am PST
It's not just death from gun violence where the U.S. is an outlier. The New York Times compiled traffic fatality data showing that other developed nations have greatly lower traffic death rates, which wasn't historically the case.
The New York Times
November 22, 2017, 8am PST
An administrator for the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration informed the city of Lexington that its rainbow crosswalk does not meet federal safety standards.
Lexington Herald Leader
November 20, 2017, 6am PST
The much-reported Las Vegas Autonomous bus got into a fender bender on its first day of service, the Las Vegas police department concluded the other vehicle was at fault.
The Washington Post
November 8, 2017, 12pm PST
Business Insider offers a platform for an argument favored by the National Motorists Association and a particularly vocal Michigan state police officer: that speed limits are too slow to be safe.
Business Insider
November 5, 2017, 9am PST
It's been a deadly Autumn for bike riders in Houston, and bike advocates are pushing the city to make streets safer for all users.
Houston Chronicle
October 29, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Golden, Colorado celebrated the opening of the Linking Lookout earlier in October
The Denver Post
October 22, 2017, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced proposed speed limit changes and enforcement budgets. Changes to the speed limit will mean an increase in most places.
Streetsblog LA
October 20, 2017, 5am PDT
You know the bumper sticker. It's the one that begins with the words "How's My Driving?" and ends with a 1-800 number.
The Onion