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Road Safety

What South Africa learned from Australia to stop thousands of car crashes

Apolitical | Posted 10.24.2016 | Impact

2,700 South Africans are walking around alive today because of a regional government's effort to tackle road deaths with lessons learnt from an Austra...

Texting and Driving: Here's Why the Problem Won't Go Away Soon

William Morrow | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
William Morrow

Image Source Texting and driving might not appear to be a serious crime when compared to gun violence, drugs or organized gang wars. However, given th...

Roads Are Modern Hunting Fields

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side.

Meet Graham -- The Superhuman Evolved To Survive Car Accidents

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology

We humans are always pushing limits ― skydiving, downhill skiing, car racing. The stark reality, however, is that our bodies are not built to surviv...

How Drowsy Driving Changed My Life...

Marian Berkowitz | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Marian Berkowitz

It's hard to explain how it feels to suddenly lose a family member at a young age. My brother Jim was energetic, fun, loved school, and had lots of friends. Jim drove regularly just as many of us do, careful to wear seatbelts, avoid speeding, using mirrors to check other nearby drivers, etc.

The Curious Origins of the Stop Sign

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.19.2016 | Good News
Mitch Ditkoff

I've been doing some fascinating research lately on the origins of common objects in our lives -- things we see daily, but often take for granted. Lik...

A Call To Action: Supporting A New Global Fund for Road Safety

Jean Todt | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Jean Todt

Deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents are largely preventable. Road safety is no accident. The developed world has shown that through a combination of funding, legislation, and education, these horrifying figures can be reduced.

Driving Drowsy: A Wake-Up Call for New Moms

Kate Carr | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

We've all heard about the dangers of drunk driving and driving while distracted by electronic devices. But driving drowsy is another serious safety concern that is affecting a group of people that might surprise you.

Sending A Text Behind The Wheel Is Like Driving Blindfolded Across A Football Field

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology

If you look at your phone for just four seconds when you're behind the wheel, it's like driving the equivalent of more than 100 yards while blindfolde...

How to Drive in the Snow Like a Pro

Map Happy | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Slow down. I mean it. Go as slowly as necessary. Don't just reduce the vehicle's speed. Brake sooner than usual and more softly, accelerate more gently and for longer. Treat every action like the car could shatter at any moment.

'Suicidal Deer' Sign Definitely Gets Drivers' Attention

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Weird News

Apparently, just regular old “deer crossing” highway signs weren’t getting the message across. People of the Internet are fawning over a sign in...

Traveling the "World in Slow Motion" With a Three-Wheeler

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 12.08.2016 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

Have you ever thought of putting together a team and embarking on a journey aboard tuktuks, mopeds, bicycles, or any other means of transportation who...

We Must Improve Road Safety Worldwide

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Christian Friis Bach

We can save millions of children, women and men from dying or being injured in traffic accidents. Let us do it.

"Curbing" Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries with Emergency Care

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.13.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

This Sunday is one of those international awareness days you don't hear much about. Football teams won't wear a particular color, Google won't change its logo and newspapers probably won't devote their front page to the cause. But its importance and relevance are nonetheless profound.

Tackling the Invisible Pandemic on Our Roads

Jean Todt | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Jean Todt

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic accidents are now the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29. Yet, in the vast majority of cases, these tragedies we somehow translate into "acceptable losses."

Read It, Sign It, Share It: How We Can All Make a Difference During Global Road Safety Week

Kate Carr | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Kate Carr

Reducing speed, cracking down on drinking and driving, using helmets on bikes and motorcycles, restraining children in vehicles and establishing safe school zones are all incredibly important steps that will prevent injuries and save lives.

Hope For Some Of The World's Most Vulnerable Children

Zoleka Mandela | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Zoleka Mandela

glomo When I visited the Sivile Primary School in South Africa's Western Cape, I was struck by a feeling. It was a feeling of the vulnerability of the children all around me, who are put at huge risk every single day.

Ignorance Is Perilous

BRAC | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

An onslaught of vehicles on a snake-like road, a horde of pedestrians on either side and drivers playing a guessing game with the wheel - such is life on the road in many low and middle-income countries.

Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home -- Part Two

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

When someone's son or daughter is killed in Yorkville by a garbage truck, it will indeed not be an accident. It will be a predicted and preventable death.

This Dancing Traffic Light Is The Grooviest Way For Pedestrians To Stay Safe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology

We've all done it while waiting for a traffic light to turn. The coast -- for a mere moment -- becomes clear. A mad dash for the other side of the str...

This Device Claims To Make Texting And Driving Totally Safe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known, but a San Francisco-based startup has a device it claims will let drivers use a phone safely while ...

Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

WATCH: Graphic Road Safety Advert Is... Intense

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News

Talk about getting the point across! This Northern Ireland campaign from the Department of Environment (DOE) is not kidding around with a PSA on r...

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.