Every year, over 4,500 people are killed in road crashes in the USA which involve big trucks.
This is a stunningly high figure so it begs a serious question as to why there are so many deaths.
Continue reading “FMCSA issue: Inadequate Safety in Relation to Big Trucks”
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.
When a wrongly spelled word is the right word… Brake! Slow down and give construction zone workers the time and space to be safe. (Copyright image, 2019.)
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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS], lawmakers in
and Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts are considering raising their maximum speed limits. However, IIHS research shows that in the New York USA between 1993 and 2017 such increases killed almost 40,000 additional people.
(Copyright image, 2014)
Continue reading “Increased Speed Limits Mean Increased Deaths (even on autobahns, not just interstates!)”
Here’s more evidence to disprove the many self-serving, nonsensical allegations that reducing speed limits does nothing to improve road safety!
Photo of Seattle taken from one of my many flights there to instruct advanced driving courses. (Copyright image, 2017.)
Continue reading “Crashes are Down by 35 Percent where Speed Limits were Cut to 25mph in Seattle”
Road safety lessons from Norway? Are you asking yourself: “Why Norway?” If so, the answers — those that are visible to anyone that looks — are a revelation.
Beautiful, sweeping bridges (two-way traffic) over a series of inlets on the evocatively-named ‘Atlantic Road’, on a stormy day, south west of Trondheim. And as suggested by the RV at the top of this bridge, Norway is a touring paradise. (Copyright image, 2019.)
Continue reading “Road Safety Lessons from Norway – Introduction”