Ford Unveils Plans for Road Safety Project

Ford Unveils Plans for Road Safety Project

Ford has moved one step closer in its transition from automaker to a mobility company. It has recently partnered with Vivacity Labs, Oxfordshire County Council, and Loughborough University to develop a data-driven road safety tool. The tool was developed to help manage traffic. It analyzes information from connected vehicles, smart roadside sensors, and local data. The study’s goal is safer roads. Understanding traffic patterns is […]

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Houston Road Safety Insights

Houston Road Safety Insights

Houston’s streets can be intimidating, with tons of busy intersections where accidents can occur. For example, did you know Houston’s most dangerous intersection is Beltway 8 and Bissonnet Street? 159 accidents occurred there in one recent year. That’s more than 3 per week! Additionally, as the 19 miles of Westheimer Road wind through the congested Midtown Houston area, its lanes become dangerously narrow. Booming suburban […]

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What does COVID-19 mean for road safety?

What does COVID-19 mean for road safety?

From travel, to work, to entertainment, there is no doubt that Covid 19 has changed about every aspect of our lives. Health restrictions have caused more of us to stay home for long periods of time. Many of us now work from home, limiting automobile travel to the essentials, such as trips to the grocery, bank, and healthcare visits. Less travel means fewer people are […]

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D.C. Lawmakers Turn Attention, Funds to Road Safety Initiatives

D.C. Lawmakers Turn Attention, Funds to Road Safety Initiatives

2018 was notable for one growing and depressing statistic. It was the year that pedestrian deaths reached their highest level since 1990. Even more disturbing, experts predict that these numbers will only continue to grow and that 2019 may have even higher rates of deaths of pedestrians and bicyclists. D.C. lawmakers have implemented multiple recent efforts to lower pedestrian deaths. These endeavors are supported by […]

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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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