April 20-24, 2020, is this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week. Sadly, however, far too many drivers are extremely thoughtless about the safety of roadside workers.
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.
The headline of this piece immediately begs a question: How can a recently-built ‘modern roundabout’ be unsafe? Their specific purpose is the exact opposite — to increase safety and also facilitate a good traffic flow, but both of these tasks require that roundabouts are well designed for the specific location. So what’s going so badly wrong?
Around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, a Hyundai Sonata ran off Ridge Road, in Springfield Township, Ohio, at a speed later estimated to be 92-97mph, and then struck a tree, tearing the car in half.
Three teenagers, including twin brothers, were killed in a Christmas night crash in Hyundai that was heading south on the rural Foothill Road, near Pleasanton, on the East Bay. All three of the deceased were students at Dublin High School.
6pm, 25 December, 2019 — Christmas day. Geneva, Alabama.
Three high school cheerleaders were killed and another girl was hospitalized with critical injuries following a Christmas night wreck in Geneva, south Alabama. A fifth girl in the vehicle escaped without serious injury.
Of concern to Road Safety USA were some apparently inappropriate comments by law enforcement officers.
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3:00am, Saturday, December 21, 2019
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department this morning announced in a tweet: “In great sadness we report that Deputy Cooper Dyson was killed in a collision while on duty, as he rushed to aide [sic] fellow deputies who were being assaulted by a domestic violence suspect.”