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Victim Blaming

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
February 19, 2018, 9am PST
It is illegal to operate a mobile phone to talk, text or listen to music while crossing the street in Montclair, California
Daily Bulletin
December 7, 2017, 5am PST
Crossing the street can be dangerous in the best conditions, but a $500 fine for looking at the phone while crossing the street won't help anything, according to this editorial.
Chicago Tribune
September 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Ford Motor Company picks a side in the traffic safety debate.
Ford
September 6, 2017, 10am PDT
Pedestrian blaming won't make pedestrians any safer, but cities are trying it anyways.
Streetsblog USA
July 17, 2017, 10am PDT
The Honolulu City Council approved fines for distracted walking—specifically for pedestrians crossing the street while looking at their phones.
CNN