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Traffic Safety

Automatic Emergency Braking: A New Solution to an Old Problem

Deborah Hersman | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology
Deborah Hersman

Causality is important, but we must stop asking who or what is at fault and start asking what else we can do to save lives. These automakers' commitment marks the start of doing things differently.

A Gift for the Holidays That Your Children Can Live With

Joel Feldman | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

We all have seen drivers talking on phones, texting, eating, applying make-up and doing a number of other activities that take their eyes off the road and minds off driving. We criticize those drivers for what they are doing, yet are guilty of driving distracted ourselves and often with those that we love most in the car.

When Will We Take Pedestrian Safety Seriously: On the Loss of Pippa

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

I've been trying to find something to compare the horror that I feel; some other life experiences people go through that tear their souls out, that rip their heart literally out of their chest so they simply don't want to live.

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."

From This Momma to All the Idiots Who Are Still Texting and Driving

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Madeleine Melcher

I try to set a good example for my kids -- I do, but nothing makes me want to spit and cuss in public more than you idiots who continue to text and drive.

Mayor de Blasio, Traffic Safety and a Sustainable New York City

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Steven Cohen

I have a picture in my office of Broadway and 116th Street when the Columbia campus in Morningside Heights, New York City was relatively new. In the c...

Summer Safety Tips for Your Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), the first child protection agency in the world, wants all children to have a safe and happy summer. Here are our tips for keeping children safe.

Eyes on The Road: Connecting Communities to Solve Distracted Driving

Randy Ortiz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Randy Ortiz

So how do we bridge the great divide between awareness and action? How do we assist law enforcement in carrying through with these important laws and regulations that protect our families and employees?

Drivers Beware: Sleep Aids Can Be Hazardous to Your Law-Abiding Life

Saul Segan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

This stress-immersed world is contributing to sleepless nights for many Americans. The desperation for a good night's sleep leads many to seek the ai...

D.C. Speed Cameras Collected How Much?!

Posted 05.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 speed cameras in the District have issued $29.5 million in tickets since the current fiscal year began seven months ago, acco...

GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Two Pedestrians Struck By Fung Wah Bus

DNAinfo | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

CHINATOWN — Two pedestrians were struck by a Chinatown bus and injured at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge Monday night, police said. The Fung Wa...

If You Build It, Will They Come? Robot Cars, Infrastructure and Policy Innovation

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science
Joseph F. Coughlin

There's currently not much demand for infrastructural and policy solutions because no one has an autonomous car yet. But, on the other hand, no one will have autonomous cars until some of these problems get sorted out.

Do We Need to Address Distracted Pedestrians?

Beckley Mason | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

As our lives become ever more entwined with technology, is it time to consider a law that would fine people for distracted walking?

The Lake Wobegon Effect and the Cell Phone Ban

John B. Townsend II | Posted 02.27.2012 | DC
John B. Townsend II

You don't have to be delusional, or live in Lake Wobegon for that matter, to know being distracted behind the wheel for even just a few seconds greatly increases your chances of being in a crash.

A Vision for the Future of Road Safety

Beckley Mason | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

Instead of simply paving roads and putting up cautionary signs, Caltrans is going further to account for human error, an element that cannot be extinguished but must be planned for.

Bloomberg Introduces 'Smart' Traffic Lights

Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris Email the Author | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new, technology-based traffic management system on Monday that allows traffic lights to adjust to the changing need...

Battles Rage in the Streets of New York

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jay Walljasper

A controversy has erupted in the streets of New York. At issue are the streets themselves--and whether vehicles should share them with pedestrians and bikes.

The Senate's "Dr. No"

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

This blog was written by our colleague, Benjamin Kelley, a member of the board of directors of the Center for Auto Safety. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is ...

Red Light Cameras: Safety Devices or One More Step Toward a Surveillance State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

The bottom line is this: red light cameras are not safety devices -- they're revenue-raising devices for corporations, states and municipalities.

Why Is AAA Offering Brain Training to Older Drivers?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Peter Kissinger, CEO of the AAA Foundation: Part of making our nation's roads safer is helping mature drivers who wish to stay active -- a quickly growing population -- maintain or improve their driving safety.