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A Moment in Time: Highway Safety Breakthrough

A Moment in Time: Highway Safety Breakthrough

On September 9, 1966, around 200 people gathered in the White House Rose Garden as President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Motor Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the...

'Escalating emergency': NJ traffic deaths outpace the two-decade high national rate

'Escalating emergency': NJ traffic deaths outpace the two-decade high national rate

Traffic fatalities increased at a significant clip again in the first three months of 2022, leading to the highest estimated number of crash-related deaths in two decades, a...

Statement on National Stop on Red Week 2022

Statement on National Stop on Red Week 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022 marks the start of “National Stop on Red Week.”  In 2020, 928 people were killed in red light running crashes, half of which were pedestrians,...

Auto Safety Advocates Call for Fix to Pedestrian Detection Flaws as Deaths Soar

Auto Safety Advocates Call for Fix to Pedestrian Detection Flaws as Deaths Soar

Benjamin Gates was headed for a snack on a rainy night in Southeast D.C. last year when a vehicle mowed him down as he crossed the street. The driver didn’t stop, leaving the...

A Legal Perspective on Transportation Safety

A Legal Perspective on Transportation Safety

Most scholarship on pedestrian safety has been, I suspect, written by urban planners.  However, legal scholars have recently become interested in this issue. In this post, I...

Automatic braking systems have trouble seeing pedestrians at night: IIHS test

Automatic braking systems have trouble seeing pedestrians at night: IIHS test

Some automatic emergency braking systems, a standard feature in most new cars, performed poorly in identifying pedestrians at night during a recent test conducted by the...

Statement on Pedestrian Safety Month | Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Statement on Pedestrian Safety Month | Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Pedestrian fatalities spiked 13 percent last year following multiyear increases.  Walking should be a safe and healthy activity and mode of transportation.  Congress and the...

Safety groups call for common names for driver-assist features

Safety groups call for common names for driver-assist features

WASHINGTON — A coalition of consumer safety groups and automotive experts is once again urging automakers, regulators and other stakeholders to adopt standard terms for advanced...

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Auto Technology that Stops Drunk Drivers, New Ipsos Survey Shows - MADD

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Auto Technology that Stops Drunk Drivers, New Ipsos Survey Shows - MADD

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2022) – A new Ipsos poll shows that 9 out of 10 Americans support technology that is integrated into a car’s electronics to prevent drunk driving....

11 more crash deaths are linked to automated-tech vehicles

11 more crash deaths are linked to automated-tech vehicles

FILE - Cars wait at a red light during rush hour on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, April 22, 2021. Eleven additional people were killed in crashes involving vehicles using...

‘Everyone Is A Pedestrian’ –Fatalities Spiked Last Year

‘Everyone Is A Pedestrian’ –Fatalities Spiked Last Year

More than 6,500 walkers were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2020, and an estimated 55,000 more were seriously injured. That year, on average, a person on foot...

'Hands free': Automakers race to next level of not quite self-driving cars

'Hands free': Automakers race to next level of not quite self-driving cars

DETROIT (Reuters) - Autopilot, ProPilot, CoPilot: Automakers have many names for new systems that allow for hands-free driving, but no safety or performance standards to follow...