Distracted Driving

April is distracted driving awareness month. Rather than list the reasons why this staggering public safety issue deserves your attention, Traffic Safety Store got some help from designer, Adrienne Erin. The infographic below can help you explain to friends, loved ones and coworkers, why putting down the cellphone is a MUST. Here’s Adrienne’s bio: Adrienne is a freelance writer and designerRead More

Bicycle Safety

We’re sitting in the living room on a bright June day, talking about nothing in particular when Megan, a friend I’ve known since high school, starts wincing and hugging her ribs. “Oh, it’s nothing,” she assures me. “I just got doored Saturday.” By “doored,” she means smacked off her bicycle by the door of an adjacent parked car. It’s aRead More

Distracted Driving

Few social trends in the United States are as startling as the staggering rates of texting-while-driving (TWD), especially among teens. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for adolescents and 10 percent of these incidents involve distracted driving (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Dr. Despina Stavrinos, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama (UAB), has dedicated herRead More

New Technology

If you’re one of millions of commuters in the United States, this image is too familiar. Luckily, the data we need to solve traffic problems already exists – it’s in the GPS trackers on our phones and cars and the sensors along our highways. Researchers at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at University of South Florida (USF) are developingRead More

Traffic Safety

Of course you could argue every accident is preventable.The driver should have braked sooner. He should have looked before turning left. He should have yielded to the oncoming car.But some causes are so blatant, they defy human error. Take texting-while-driving, for example. That mistake causes over a million accidents every year according to National Highway Safety Association. Prevention is painfullyRead More

Traffic Safety

Stuck The Story: The Washington Post called it “traffic anarchy.” During an infamous 2011 snowstorm, northbound commuters trapped on the George Washington Parkway without food or water got so desperate some hopped the medium and wove through opposing traffic. Others simply abandoned their vehicles and started walking. The interstate, marred with black ice, fallen trees, and snow-trapped 18-wheelers, held travelers captiveRead More

Traffic Safety

Can a New Mayor eliminate Traffic Deaths in New York City? Bill De Blasio, New York City’s mayor-elect, has pledged to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024. His new initiative “Vision Zero” is modeled after a campaign that was successful in Sweden. [The Villager] E-Cooridnated Traffic Signals could end Congestion in North Jersey Northern New Jersey is, no doubt, oneRead More

Self Driving Cars

In 1957, Central Power and Light Company (CPLC) released an advertorial that featured the image of a cheerful nuclear family playing a board game while hurling down the highway in a dome-shaped pod. The caption read:“Electricity May Be The Driver”One day, the company claimed, travel will be safer and more enjoyable thanks to the power of electric-enabled sensors. Although CPLCRead More

Traffic Safety

Driverless cars are here! Time for Congress to Wake Up. Despite what our political representatives believe, driverless cars are coming soon—possibly by the end of the decade.  That was the message behind countless testimonies at a recent congressional hearing on autonomous vehicles. Whiteness from Carnegie Mellon and Nissan urged law makers to begin working towards new policies that will enableRead More