Road Safety

Caltrans has vision of eliminating serious injuries, deaths on California roadways by 2050
Transportation
Mark Prado February 25, 2022
Pedestrian safety

Caltrans this week unveiled a new policy on road safety which commits the department to the Safe System approach and reaffirms the vision of reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries on state highways by 2050.

Pedestrian Fatalities Are Increasing Nationwide. Why?
Transportation
Chirag Rabari March 8, 2018
By Chirag Rabari
Everyone Is A Pedestrian

A few weeks ago we highlighted how the Bay Area has experienced a recent sharp upward trend in fatalities and injuries from roadway crashes, and that bicyclists and pedestrian were bearing the brunt of these unwelcome developments. A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) suggests growing dangers for pedestrians are not just a Bay Area issue: in both relative and absolute terms, pedestrian deaths nationwide are at levels not seen in decades. The report, Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities By State: 2017 Preliminary Data, contains a host of alarming findings about conditions