‘Modern roundabouts’ were invented in Britain in the 1960s and these were a dramatic improvement on the rotaries and traffic circles of old. For whatever inexplicable reason, they were not introduced by the USA until the early 2000s — following over 40 years’ of prior use and best-practice development elsewhere.Continue reading “Poor Safety Standards at the Federal Highway Administration”
Many people think multi-colored crosswalks are cute. The Federal Highways Administration [FHWA] on the other hand, thinks that colorful pavement markings can obscure or perhaps distract from other essential safety markings.
A few days ago, as a retired traffic patrol police officer who has investigated many serious and fatal crashes, I decided to take a closer look at the scene of the tragic limousine crash at Schoharie, NY.