On April 28th a 68-year old woman crashed into a Pier 1 Imports Furniture store in Santa Fe, New …
Marijuana, it seems, has gained acceptability as several states have legalized medcal use of the drug. But despite seeping into mainstream culture, a recent study suggests that marijuana use is no less dangerous when it comes to America’s roadways.
According to the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Childen’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 681,000 people were involved in crashes with teen drivers in 2008. Today, the California Highway Patrol is doing its part to curb those statistics.
Distracted driving is no laughing matter, but a New York teen is proving that humor can be an effective tool in raising awareness. On May 10, the National Road Safety Foundation named Lauren Daniels, 15, the winner of its Drive2Life PSA Competition.
This week, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) named New Mexico among its “top tier” states, based on a study of semi crashes. The improvement is in line with a larger trend that shows better safety performance among semis nationwide.
The protective power of air is well-known in transportation circles. Ford Motor Company is taking the idea a step farther by applying the lessons learned about air to safety belts.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the number of fatalities along America’s roadways declined in 2010 for the fifth-straight year. Regulators fear the recent improvements in road safety were merely a side-effect of a weak economy, and with recovery under way, those numbers are primed to shoot back up into dangerous territory.
Santa Monica has turned to a safety measure that resembles nothing so much as spider webs designed to snare flies. …
On May 2, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city has hand-selected a Nissan van to help the city’s taxi fleet go electric. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission selected the NV200 model from three finalists in its “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition, in hopes of replacing all combustion engines in taxis with electric counterparts.