Traffic Safety

Are you suffering from sidewalk aggression? The Wall Street Journal chronicled the question before. Have you ever walked the streets of Philly, getting annoyed or even angry at innocent strangers, those a bit lagging? It’s common.  So much so, one scientist theorizes there’s an existing ‘Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome.’ Would you be characterized as exhibiting ‘pedestrian aggressive’ behaviors? While anger orRead More

Traffic Safety

Yes!  Summer is finally here, and you’re ready to pack up your car and head to your closets shore point.  Before you pack that speedo and hop onto the highway–you need to remember to drive safely.  This coming holiday weekend is one of the deadliest traveling holidays during the year, and the statistics don’t lie.  You don’t want to beRead More

Bicycle Safety

“I’d prefer to have gym class last.” I wanted my high school counselor to modify my class schedule, so gym class would be later (preferably very last) rather than in the morning. I was a high school student concerned with appearance. Can you relate to such human tendencies? I notice a number of Philadelphia peers biking to work, some trailingRead More

Bicycle Safety

  Sure, you may think that wearing a helmet looks kinda lame–but don’t!  Helmets save your life, and it’s the only thing  protecting you from a high speed collision with a car or the road. There are plenty of reasons you should wear a helmet, and if you read this post and still think you’re too cool for one…then maybeRead More

News

It’s no secret that teenagers are posing a greater risk behind the wheel.  After all, various states implement different degrees of Cinderella licenses, and the growing problem of texting while driving is also making the road a little more dangerous. That’s why teenage driving awareness is an important mission in this country.  May is National Youth Traffic Safety Awareness Month,Read More

News

With the warm weather on the horizon, traffic safety commissions across the country are getting ready for more bicyclists and pedestrians on the road. One region in particular, is significantly bumping up their efforts.  From Northern Virginia into suburban Maryland, police are gearing up for a springtime crackdown of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians that break traffic safety laws. It’s a good thing too, inRead More

Traffic Awareness

Wise-behind-the-wheel teens crashed into current headlines, championing their achievements in the fourth Teen Safe Driving Competition, sponsored by the Allegheny County Safe Driving Committee. Winners reaped fame and fortune, collecting prizes upward of $250 for top placements. Students’ safe driving were gauged via safety-knowledge exams, perceptual aptitude trials, and a driving skills course. Allegheny Police, as well as PA state andRead More

Traffic Safety

There are plenty of traffic laws in the United States that are pretty reasonable.  Stopping at red lights, not going above the speed limit, and driving slower in school zones all sound like reasonable requests to me. There are, however, a few laws around the country that are down right ridiculous.  Some involve the color of your car, while othersRead More

Traffic Safety

Although it hasn’t even come out yet, lawmakers already have their sights set on regulating Google Glass when it comes to driving.  They’re worried that this exciting futuristic device will add to the already growing technical distractions that plague drivers today.  Google has reassured it’s customers that it’s product can enhance the driving experience rather than hinder it. The questionRead More

Distracted Driving

It’s sad to say the more aware we are of the dangers of texting while driving, the more popular it becomes.  Over the past 10 years text messaging has become an acceptable form of mobile communication, and most of the time it’s preferred over anything else.  Cell phone carriers automatically include text message plans, and people are even beginning to abandon voicemailRead More