Tag: Traffic collision

CA ban on driving while on the phone had no effect on accident rate

CA ban on driving while on the phone had no effect on accident rate

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although California banned handheld cell phone use in cars in 2008, it doesn’t seem to have had any effect on accidents, according to a recent study. University of Colorado, Boulder researchers studied police records of over half a million traffic accidents that happened six months before and after the ban. The research only looked at six […]

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New moves toward predictive approaches to traffic safety

New moves toward predictive approaches to traffic safety

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

For all the resources focused on high-crash hotspots (specific areas host to a higher-than-average number of crashes), in Minnesota, for one, there aren’t many. Expert and engineer Howard Preston, who has worked in traffic safety for 40 years, explains to blog Next City his real safety concerns: targeting scattered crashes. “Severe crashes are scattered around […]

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Why we’re less likely to die in car wrecks today

Why we’re less likely to die in car wrecks today

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fewer people are dying in car crashes, Vox recently reported, and some of the reasons behind this positive trend are surprising. First, the facts: Since the 1970s, fatalities from traffic accidents have decreased 40 percent. Deaths have been on a steady decline after peaking in 1969 at 55,043. By 2012, the figure stood at 33,561, […]

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