Issue / Pedestrian safety

Guest Op-Ed: New Mobility Advice for Cities

December 5, 2018 The rapid introduction of micromobility, such as dockless scooters and bikes, in US cities is showing incredible...

New AV START Discussion Draft Addresses Some Stakeholder Concerns

December 5, 2018 (amended Dec. 7) The AV START bill (S. 1885), providing the first federal framework for addressing autonomous...

Op-Ed: Cities are Looking to Change the “Rules of the Road”

October 25, 2018 This week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration announced a number of plans to rethink the flow of...

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years

October 5, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents...

Three Takeaways from NTSB’s Preliminary Report on the First Fatal Automated Vehicle Crash

May 31, 2018 Two months after the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle in self-driving mode, the National...

Risk Assessment of Automated Vehicles: House Hearing on the Future of Insurance and AVs

May 24, 2018 Today, the safety risks associated with operating motor vehicles are so high that drivers are required to obtain some...

Abandoned Patents Lead to Renewed Pressure for Further Safety Studies on Rapid Flashing Beacons

April 27, 2018  Nearly 6,000 pedestrians are estimated to have been killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2017, a number that...

GHSA Releases Annual Report on Pedestrian Fatalities

March 2, 2018 Over the last decade, pedestrian deaths have been increasing both in number and as a share of all traffic fatalities...

Inside USDOT’s Campaign Against Drugged Driving

February 23, 2018 It has long been understood that there are three main factors that lead to most traffic deaths: alcohol, speeding,...

USDOT Launches New Data Initiative to Predict (and Maybe Prevent) Fatal Crashes

January 19, 2018 Data, as the saying goes, is the new oil. The private sector is constantly collecting and processing data to...

Ahead of the Curb: The Case for Shared Use Mobility (SUM) Zones

January 18, 2017 Much ink has already been spilled about how the digital economy has transformed the way people and goods move...

Local Transportation Funding Plans Largely Successful in This Week’s Elections

November 9, 2017 A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new...

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