pedestrian safety News

Pedestrian, Traffic Fatalities Prompt Community Meeting in Vegas

A series of recent pedestrian and traffic fatalities in and around Las Vegas, Nev., have police and academics planning meetings this week to talk about making streets safer for people on foot and in vehicles. Las Vegas police are hosting …

Bright Orange Flags Highlight Pedestrian Safety in Georgia City

Let your “feet flag” fly, Athens. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, two mid-block crosswalks on the intown portion of Prince Avenue, at Newton Street in front of The Grit restaurant, and at Pope Street near Daily Groceries, are equipped with …

Crosswalks Planned to Boost Pedestrian Safety in Delaware

Delaware transportation officials say a major boost in the number of crosswalks along U.S. Route 1 in Sussex County is part of a plan to improve pedestrian safety. WXDE-FM reports that the plan includes adding 12 crosswalks to two existing …

Mississippi Cities Look to Improve Pedestrian Safety

South Mississippi cities are working to improve pedestrian safety. The Sun Herald reports Pascagoula and Gautier recently applied for $250,000 grants for the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program, which would fund new signs, school-zone flashers, crosswalk …

New Year’s Day Is Tops For Pedestrian Deaths

Drinking and driving is a much-publicized, dangerous combination, but is walking after drinking any safer? “No, alcohol impairs your physical ability, period,” says trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Esposito at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. “Every movement ranging from …

Pedestrian Safety Under Discussion at Hawaii Community Meeting

Urban Honolulu officials will discuss hazardous intersections at a community meeting on Saturday. Sen. Carol Fukunaga, Rep. Karl Rhoads and Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi will host the 9 a.m. meeting at Makiki Christian Church. They’ve invited city Department of Transportation Services …