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Pedestrian safety reduces accidents and injuries by promoting safe behaviors and behaviors while walking or crossing streets.

The 13 Real Traffic Safety Questions We Should Be Asking

What 13 questions about American traffic safety should we be really asking? And how can we answer them and save lives?

7 Things That Seem Like a Good Idea

Have you ever been sitting in traffic and an idea suddenly occurs to you, and you think, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that before?” Of course you have—we all share the experience of that little a-ha moment, because that’s what sitting in traffic does to you. Except that I tend to think of things […]

Guest Profile: Candace Lightner, Founder of MADD and We Save Lives

Since I started my work in traffic safety advocacy nearly a decade ago, I’ve met many people whose passion, commitment, and vision go above and beyond what most of us could imagine. But then again, the loss of a child from a car crash has a way of motivating in a way few of us […]

Turning Back Time: A Strike Against Pedestrians—Literally

As we get ready to turn our clocks back an hour on November 4 here in the US, it’s worth remembering that this extra hour of darkness during the busiest times for traffic makes things extremely dangerous for everyone. Vehicle lighting expert Daniel Stern explains why and what all of us road users can do about […]

Why We Must Drive Better—to Compensate for Others

As a columnist on street driving for a national car magazine, I get a lot of responses from readers. Many are positive and appreciate being better empowered with quality information on driving technique and situational awareness. Others, however, declare that that’s all very well and good, but what about the other drivers who will continue […]

Reading the Road Like a Book

Most of you know that I have a long wish list for improving American driver education and driver behavior. But whether you’re a novice or an experienced driver, something that we all could have used more when we did our driver training is what I call road literacy. What is road literacy? Simply put, it […]

Texting While Driving Has Changed the Way We Travel

This month’s blog post comes to us from David Azizi, a personal injury lawyer in California. Here he talks about the many consequences of texting while driving.

Lane Hygiene, Part 2: In the City

Few types of motoring test one’s patience and nerves as driving in a city. If it just weren’t for those damn pedestrians and other cars, city driving would be a whole lot more fun. Cities can be downright petrifying, because there is just so much more of everything to watch out for. A city has […]

Lane Hygiene, Part 1: On the Highway

One problem I see constantly on the road are drivers not knowing how to smoothly and safely navigate their lanes. This is such a ubiquitous issue, one that involves safety, timing, traffic flow, road rage, constant near-misses, and accidents, that it warrants explanation on what the different lanes are for and how to drive in […]

The 13 Real Traffic Safety Questions We Should Be Asking

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