Articles about pedestrian safety


Federal ‘Drunk Walking’ Stats Are Flimsy — And Dangerous

Last updated: 11/26/2020

It turns out that federal safety and public health agencies who have for years blamed “drunk” pedestrians for their own deaths have been largely basing their conclusions on...

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Why myths about drunk pedestrians killed in the dark may be so important to traffic authorities.

Last updated: 11/22/2020

If the focus of efforts to “improve pedestrian safety” is false education, a new dawn of actual safety and reduced fatalities is not around the corner. A vociferous campaign of...

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The Streak: 20 years, 70K deaths and unfulfilled plans for zero road fatalities

Last updated: 11/16/2020

For 20 years, Texans have been dying to get somewhere, and there is little sign they will stop anytime soon. Saturday marks 20 years of at least one death a day on Texas roads,...

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Regulate Cars, Not Pedestrians

Last updated: 11/01/2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) did an admirable and important thing when designated October as Pedestrian Safety Month. Pedestrian deaths have been...

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Ken Reashor: safer to jaywalk than to use a crosswalk

Last updated: 10/26/2020

A week ago Tuesday night, someone tried to kill me. I was walking across Thistle Street in Dartmouth, in the mid-block crosswalk that leads from the Sportsplex to the Common....

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The Hundred Years’ War for Safe Streets - Resilience

Last updated: 10/18/2020

Should safety standards for new vehicles take into account the safety only of the inside passengers, or also the safety of others on the streets? Right of Way, by Angie...

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An Excellent New Book: Right of Way

Last updated: 10/15/2020

An Excellent New Book: Right of Way In Right of Way, Angie Schmitt explains why U.S. pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years. Michael Lewyn The budget for Austin’s...

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Blame the Transportation System, Not the Pedestrian | Salud America

Last updated: 10/13/2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to celebrate the first ever Pedestrian Safety Month by designating October as Pedestrian Safety Month and...

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Walkers Get Recognized: October Is Now National Pedestrian Safety Month

Last updated: 10/12/2020

Even before the pandemic, being a pedestrian on roads in the United States could be deadly: fatalities soared to historic levels in the past decade. In recent months, as towns...

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6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians | 

Last updated: 10/11/2020

For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private...

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