It is not something that most people ever think about, but significant financial recessions such as the one in 2008-10 have a massive effect on reducing the number of road deaths around the world.
Several major cities in the USA, such as New York, are laudably working towards the same immensely important target, known as ‘Vision Zero’.
In the past few years, some states and cities have introduced laws that there must be a gap of at least three feet when a driver passes a cyclist. Sadly, even cycling groups are seeing this as a good thing but yet again, very disappointingly, on this subject the USA is a long way behind the world’s leading countries in road safety.
Even though states do vary somewhat in what they require from drivers when there is a static vehicle on the highway shoulder, a reasonable driver knows they should always:
(and the order those words are in is very important indeed.) GALLERY BELOW.
Out of more than 140 attending nations, only the USA has refused to sign up to a new declaration on road safety. The so-called Stockholm Declaration was issued at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, held in Stockholm, Sweden, February 19–20, 2020.
Our own response to this is shown below.Continue reading “USA is the Only Nation to Not Sign Global Declaration on Preventing Road Deaths”
Volvo Cars today calls on governments and regulators around the world to address a large inequality in road safety between developed and developing economies. Despite progress made in recent decades, official data shows a significant gap in the number of traffic fatalities between both categories of countries.Continue reading “Volvo Cars calls on UN delegates to address deep-rooted road safety inequality”
The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety “Achieving Global Goals 2030” is currently taking place (19–20 February, 2020) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Recently released numbers from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles illustrate how dangerous Florida roads can be for bicyclists…
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety is an alliance of consumer groups, health and safety organizations, and insurance companies and agents, all working together to make America’s roads safer. Known for short just as ‘Advocates,’ it encourages adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries.