traffic-safety

Traffic camera programs in Pa. are reducing fatalities and speeding, officials say

BY: - September 18, 2023

Pennsylvania transportation officials told lawmakers that pilot programs for the automatic enforcement of traffic laws have led to improvements in traffic safety over the last three years.  In a Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Monday, Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll said the programs, which allow the use of cameras in work zones and on school […]

Lawmakers in some states see a need for higher speed limits

BY: - April 16, 2023

There were 43,000 traffic deaths across the country in 2021, a 16-year high.

Feds: Crash deaths up across U.S., with Pa. keeping pace

BY: - April 10, 2023

Of the 1,230 crash-related fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2021, 27% or 337 deaths, were due to drunken drivers.

What to do about busy — and dangerous — state roads? | Analysis

BY: - December 13, 2022

State transportation departments often resist attempts to slow traffic on busy urban state roads.

Low-income people of color bear brunt of rising pedestrian deaths | Analysis

BY: - July 5, 2021

Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers from 2010 to 2019 increased by 45 percent to 6,237 a year, the equivalent of at least 17 people dying per day.

Infrastructure overhaul should focus more on safety, advocates say

BY: - May 31, 2021

Even though the pandemic kept people off the roads in 2020, traffic fatalities rose by nearly 5 percent. And the number of pedestrians killed by drivers increased by about 44 percent between 2010 and 2019.