Austin Road Safety Overview

Austin Road Safety Overview

Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. In fact, this area has seen a 34.1% population growth from 2007 to 2017. But, with this increased popularity comes more cars, pedestrians, and cyclists. This leads to more street congestion citywide. Now, both city and state agencies are working hard to address these issues. Part of the solution involves maintaining and upgrading the infrastructure. […]

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Ditching Cell Phones in School Zones Could Reduce Accidents, Save Lives

Ditching Cell Phones in School Zones Could Reduce Accidents, Save Lives

Driving through a school zone requires an increased awareness of both the road and your surroundings. This is particularly true before and after school hours when kids are most likely to be present. It is at these times that children are walking or riding their bicycles to and from school. Kids can also be on or around school grounds during recess periods and for gym […]

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Study Reveals Two People Are Killed in Red Light Accidents Every Day

Study Reveals Two People Are Killed in Red Light Accidents Every Day

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than two people are killed each day by motor vehicle drivers running red lights. Most people would likely say that they would like to see better and safer driving habits. However, our actions seem to speak louder than words. The AAA study gives great insight into drivers’ attitudes and driving habits. As a result, we can […]

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How Can We Make Intersections Safer?

How Can We Make Intersections Safer?

One of the most common dangers at a traffic intersection is a vehicle running a red-light. Solving the problem will involve a combination of education, enforcement, engineering and technology. The first step is to identify if an intersection has a problem with red-light violations. First, a municipality should conduct an engineering study. This study should be able to determine whether the red-light running problem is […]

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Understanding the Link Between Unsafe Road Conditions and Car Accidents

Understanding the Link Between Unsafe Road Conditions and Car Accidents

Thousands of traffic accidents happen across the nation every day. Most of these accidents can be attributed to driver negligence. However, drivers aren’t always to blame. Unsafe and dangerous road conditions contribute to a staggering number of car accidents every year. As a result, thousands of drivers, passengers, and bystanders suffer injuries through no fault of their own. Instead, they’re forced to struggle with painful […]

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Distracted Driving Behaviors Making American Roads More Dangerous

Distracted Driving Behaviors Making American Roads More Dangerous

American roads aren’t in great condition. In fact, our roads received a “D” average in a report published by the American Society Of Civil Engineers. When our roads are falling apart, it’s more important than ever to drive safely. Unfortunately, many drivers regularly engage in incredibly unsafe driving habits. Distracted driving is a rising problem across the country. A record number of drivers aren’t paying […]

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United States Road Safety Initiatives

United States Road Safety Initiatives

For years, the number of injury-causing and fatal car accidents in the United States was on the decline. Unfortunately, this trend appears to be changing. Statistics indicate that the rate of car accidents is on the rise. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of traffic accident fatalities increased by a staggering 7 percent. Early reports for 2016 indicate that the number of fatalities rose by […]

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