Dateline: Posted 11 May 2012, 15:25
Trucks have more accidents in highway work zones than other vehicles. Work zones can be very dangerous for all vehicles especially when traveling on the highway. It is important to be alert and prepared to slow down or stop in a work zone. Slowing down and allowing others to merge, will ensure a safe passage through work zones. Here are a few tips on work zone safety.
Dateline: Posted 1 May 2012, 15:51
Marked crosswalks are widely classified as safety devices and most jurisdictions give the pedestrian the right-of-way when within them. Interestingly, however, there is strong evidence that these very facts prompt many pedestrians to feel overly secure when using a marked crosswalk - to the degree that they may aggressively place themselves in a hazardous position with respect to vehicles in the mistaken belief that the vehicle can and will stop in all cases, even when it may be impossible to do so. It is not unusual, also, for this type of pedestrian behavior to cause rear-end collisions.
Dateline: Posted 5 Apr 2012, 14:26
The number of students arriving and departing from school in passenger vehicles has increased to approximately 50 percent, up from 12 percent three decades ago. Both on-site and on-street traffic and safety problems are occurring as a result of this shift in transportation modes. Communication among schools, parents, cities, law enforcement and students about behavior expectations in school zones is critical to success and safety in school zones.