pedestrian safety News

Some States Consider Cellphone Cross Walk Ban, Fine

This really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s done it: You are just no good at texting and walking. While you might do OK at the reading and typing part, your preoccupied brain isn’t paying enough attention to what’s …

Public Investment Pays Off in Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety

A new study of pedestrian and bicycle travel suggests investment in infrastructure and policies to encourage walking and biking is correlated with lower rates of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths. The work by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the …

Pedestrian Safety Focus After Deadly Times Square Accident

Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them …

Crossing the Street Becoming More Dangerous

Last year was the deadliest year for pedestrians in the United States since 1996, according to a report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, which collects and analyzes data from state highway safety offices. Preliminary data show that 5,997 pedestrians …

Being a Colorado School Crossing Guard is Rewarding, Dangerous Job

It’s 7:15 a.m. on a morning when the weather is cold enough to quickly cause hypothermia or frostbite, and Katrina Deans is stationed at her corner. For the next hour, she’ll keep an eagle-eyed focus on the north-central intersection that’s …

New York City Officials Want Drivers to Watch for Pedestrians

The city is ramping up pedestrian safety efforts during the annual influx of holiday visitors and decreased daylight hours. Mayor Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and other officials said Tuesday that this season is traditionally the “deadliest …

Struck Walker Shows Need for Safety Work near Mississippi University

A pedestrian advocacy group again seeks safety improvements after a Mississippi State University student was struck Saturday night. Police arrested 22-year-old Jaleen Jenkins for aggravated DUI, driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance, and have jailed him …

Houston Police Report Spike in Pedestrian Deaths

The number of pedestrians in Houston, Texas, who have been struck and killed by cars has spiked this year – already 31 percent higher than the total for all of 2015 – according to police. At least 71 pedestrians have …

Federal Suit Alleges Las Vegas Bus Stop Shelters Too Close to Busy Roads

A man who lost a leg at age 15 when he was struck by a vehicle as he sat on a Las Vegas, Nev., bus stop bench is suing for damages, saying that the shelters were built dangerously close to …

Pedestrian Safety Focus of Multi-Agency Forum

Pedestrian fatalities increased six percent in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to preliminary figures provided by Dr. Richard Retting, a national practice leader for safety and research at Sam Schwartz Consulting. …