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The pandemic pace: A look at congestion-free speeding and its risks

On Apr 30, 2020
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As city streets see drastic dips in vehicular traffic, a by-the-numbers look shows drivers are traveling at unprecedented speeds — putting pedestrians, cyclists and other civilians at risk. 

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On Apr 30, 2020
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As more cities become "congestion-free," drivers are speeding at new rates, posing potential dangers to pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. https://t.co/FWbPtTRs6C
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The pandemic pace: A look at congestion-free speeding and its risks

The pandemic pace: A look at congestion-free speeding and its risks

As city streets see drastic dips in vehicular traffic, a by-the-numbers look shows drivers are traveling at unprecedented speeds — putting pedestrians, cyclists and other civilians at risk. 

Austin, TX traffic fatalities nearly triple in January

Austin, TX traffic fatalities nearly triple in January

The city's already-high rate of traffic deaths point to many of the same Vision Zero challenges that cities are grappling with as they start the new year. 

Are These Cities Any Closer to Eliminating Traffic Deaths?

Are These Cities Any Closer to Eliminating Traffic Deaths?

Several years into a ten-year “Vision Zero” target, some cities that took on a radical safety challenge are seeing traffic fatalities go up.

Self-Driving Cars Don’t Need to Get Safer

Self-Driving Cars Don’t Need to Get Safer

Even if they don't prevent a single crash, they'll help us learn more than we can without them

With fewer cars on the road, motorists are shifting into high gear -- driving 100 mph or more

With fewer cars on the road, motorists are shifting into high gear -- driving 100 mph or more

Coronavirus has cleared US roads. And though there are fewer drivers, more of those who remain on the road are traveling at dangerously high speeds.

The most terrifying part of Halloween for kids is our deadly streets

The most terrifying part of Halloween for kids is our deadly streets

It’s not the costumes or the candy—it’s the cars.

Deadliest Year for Pedestrians and Cyclists in U.S. Since 1990

Deadliest Year for Pedestrians and Cyclists in U.S. Since 1990

On average, 17 pedestrians and two cyclists were killed each day in traffic crashes in 2018. Distracted drivers and bigger vehicles may be the culprits, experts say.

What Is The Number One Killer Of People Ages 5 to 29?

What Is The Number One Killer Of People Ages 5 to 29?

It is the ninth leading cause of death overall globally and resulted in about 1.35 million people dying in 2016 alone.

Bottlenecks dramatically disappearing as trucks zip through, ATRI finds

Bottlenecks dramatically disappearing as trucks zip through, ATRI finds

On some of the country's most notoriously congested interstates, average speeds are more than double usual traffic flow.

As coronavirus empties streets, speeders hit the gas

As coronavirus empties streets, speeders hit the gas

Empty roads in the United States and Europe are tempting drivers to go out and shift into high gear.

Vision zero: a toolkit for road safety in the modern era

Vision zero: a toolkit for road safety in the modern era

by Ellen Kim, Peter Muennig & Zohn Rosen Abstract Introduction Vision Zero’s philosophy ▷ No traffic deaths are acceptable ▷ Far more onus on manufacturers, designers, regulators A public ...

Map Monday: A Future without Traffic Fatalities in LA

Map Monday: A Future without Traffic Fatalities in LA

Geographic Area: City of Los Angeles Goal: Targeting deadly streets for reconstruction and sharing the stories of victims of fatal traffic accidents High Traffic Deaths in the US In 2017, ...