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Road Safety

Please Don't Call 911 for Potholes

Lisa Diggs | Posted 04.01.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Hand-picking an issue like potholes, no matter how relevant a problem it is, sets a dangerous precedent. Consistency is key to regaining control of how the 911 System is used.

A Call for Safer Streets in New York City

Richard Robbins | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Richard Robbins

It would be a greater tragedy if we don't react to these two latest in a series of pedestrian deaths in a way that effectively saves lives.

Roadside Assistance: A Question of Guilt and the Duty to Rescue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

I keep asking, as the accident replays in my head, if I should have stopped. Even after everyone I told me that calling 9-1-1 was more than enough, my perceived moral failure continues to trouble me, and probably will for the rest of my life.

What's Good for GM Is Not Good for America

Harris Silver | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Harris Silver

I am suggesting that it is time for the idea of cities to choose the cars that inhabit their urban space rather than this anti-urban alien called Detroit.

Bus Collides With Truck In Eastern China, Killing 23

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A state news agency says at least 23 people were killed when a bus collided head-on with a truck in eastern China in the latest serious acc...

NY Gov's Security Hit Two People With Cars In Two Day

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — For the second time in two days, a pedestrian has been struck and injured by an unmarked state police vehicle assigned to Gov. An...

Driver Safety: Scooting Around the World

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Dr. Caroline Cicero

On both sides of the Pacific and in diverse countries with all types of economies, traffic accidents are a public health issue that cannot be ignored.

Making Our Roads Safe This Holiday Season

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

As someone with truck driving experience, I have a deep respect for the profession. We must do everything that we can to ensure that trucking companies don't force their drivers to drive long hours with few breaks to sleep and rest.

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.

Consumers Favor Texting-While-Driving Ban

WSJ | Andrew LaVallee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 80% of U.S. adults support laws banning text messaging while driving, according to a new survey from Nationwide Insurance. The survey, conduc...