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Do We Need to Address Distracted Pedestrians?

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 6:57 PM

I'll admit it: Every so often, while sending a very important text message about whether I was going food shopping and jamming out on my headphones, I walk directly into a telephone poll. No harm done, my head is sturdily affixed to the rest of my body. But if I...

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Texting While Driving Is a Reality of "Cyborg Living"

(4) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 5:11 PM

I recently came across a sharp editorial in the Los Angeles Times that made a compelling for why statewide ban is necessary to keep drivers from using their cell phones. I agree with the premise, of course cell phone -- and even hands free -- use is dangerous...

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A Vision for the Future of Road Safety

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 10:17 AM

A driver speeds down a hill, loses control of his vehicle and collides with a car travelling the opposite direction, killing a passenger and severely wounding both drivers. No matter what we call it: a crash or an accident, it is a tragedy. Yet the words we use to describe...

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Texting While Driving Poses Real Dangers

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 1:38 PM

When it comes to street safety, there's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that nationwide drunk driving rates are dropping significantly. Though drunk driving crashes still cause about one-third of all motor vehicle deaths, a recent Center for Disease Control study reports that...

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Time to Gear Up for International Walk to School Day

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 4:37 PM

The 14 school districts of Alameda County, C.A., are some of the most diverse in America, encompassing inner-city areas and bucolic suburbs alike.

On Wednesday, October 5th, students from all across the heterogeneous districts will join up for International Walk to School Day. The county's participation is representative of the...

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