Traffic Safety

6 days ago
The Trump Administration has been defending the interests of the truck industry against regulations proposed during the Obama Administration.
NPR via KPCC
6 days ago
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
October 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The small town of Isafjordur, Iceland is hoping an optical illusion painted onto a street will work to slow down drivers.
Visir
October 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Traffic fatalities are increasing faster than any time since the 1960s, but it's hard to notice much concern from the United States.
Streetsblog USA
October 10, 2017, 11am PDT
A Toronto Star columnist frames a recent spate of pedestrian fatalities in stark terms.
Toronto Star
October 8, 2017, 9am PDT
Apparently, car companies thought giving drivers the option to voice command a bunch of smart phone apps would make driving safer.
WTOP
October 7, 2017, 11am PDT
There have been 100 traffic-related deaths on Denver’s streets since 2016, according to the Denver Post, but the city has decided that there will be no more traffic-related deaths by the year 2030.
The Denver Post
October 2, 2017, 6am PDT
The Calm Streets project, intended to improve traffic safety, walkability, and economic development opportunities in St. Louis, picked up new momentum in the form of grant funding.
nextSTL
September 18, 2017, 9am PDT
Its design can appear baffling at first, but the DDI presents drivers with far fewer opportunities to collide with each other than traditional four-way intersections.
CityLab
September 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
In a controversy that recalls the ongoing debate about "free range children," B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development is telling one family that their kids aren't old enough to ride the bus alone.
CTV News Vancouver
September 8, 2017, 10am PDT
Faced with an uptick in roadway fatalities, Oregon is looking at how to increase safety. But it's concentrating on highways while arterials actually account for the region's most severe crashes.
City Observatory
September 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Ford Motor Company picks a side in the traffic safety debate.
Ford