An accepted name for the new design is simply the ‘Swedish 2 + 1 road with wire rope median.’
This excellent feature for busy rural roads actually comes from Sweden, where it is known as a ‘2+1’ road. A cable barrier or – as here – a solid barrier is placed, without a raised median, between opposing traffic. Often there are two lanes in one direction and one in the other, but this alternates from one side to the other periodically, to permit overtaking. The result? No deadly head-on collisions… a major safety improvement. (Copyright image, 2019.)
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Leigh Mingus writes: I lost my only child/best friend 4 years ago as a passenger in a car with a texting driver.
McKinsey Pleasants, 1996-2016
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Around 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2020, Kirk Coker, the Sheriff of Hutchinson County, TX, died in a one-vehicle wreck.
Hutchinson County Sheriff Kirk Coker (Photo: Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office)
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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.
An eerily empty I-80 Interstate, due to the Corona Virus. (Photo: Nebraska State Patrol)
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At approximately 7:17 pm on Friday, March 27, 2020, Trooper Nolan J. Sanders of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was involved in a single vehicle crash while on duty in his assigned duty station of Troop C, District 2.
Trooper Nolan J. Sanders, NCSHP
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Today marks 17 years since Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant David P. Land was killed in the line of duty.
Sgt. David P. Land, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, GA
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Just before 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Trooper Justin R. Schaffer of the Washington State Patrol was struck and killed by a fleeing driver while he was placing spike strips on the southbound side of Interstate 5 in Chehalis, WA, during a police pursuit.
Trooper Justin R. Schaffer #646, Washington State Patrol
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At 8:30pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020, Police Officer Kaia Grant, aged 33, of the Springdale Police Department, Ohio, was run down by an armed and allegedly suicidal driver.
Police Officer Kaia Grant
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Several major cities in the USA, such as New York, are laudably working towards the same immensely important target, known as ‘Vision Zero’.
This 3-stage pedestrian crossing in Oslo goes over four lanes of traffic and tram lines, plus a bus lane, and has two safety islands to break it all up into manageable sections. (Copyright image, 2019. All rights reserved.)
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Highway Accident Brief 20/01 details the NTSB’s investigation of the collision of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 car with a 2019 International semi-tractor trailer on U.S. Highway 441 in Delray Beach, in which the 50-year-old driver of the car died. The 45-year-old truck driver was uninjured.
The scene in daylight. (Photo added by Road safety USA.)
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