Author: Maggie Palmer

  • January 26th, 2022

With the rising number of cases and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, nations and local governments, including many across the U.S., imposed travel restrictions on their citizens. This travel restriction order led to a significant reduction in traffic volumes and a generally lower exposure to crashes. However, recent preliminary statistics in the US suggest an […]

  • January 24th, 2022

By WSFA 12 News Staff Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM CST MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is launching a new public safety campaign called “Everyone is a Pedestrian” after noting a “dramatic increase” in pedestrian-related crashes and deaths. ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division and its law enforcement partners across the state investigated […]

  • January 19th, 2022

This article dissects the issues impacting federal guidelines for investment in charging stations, including where electric vehicle chargers should be placed to meet the needs of all communities, not just affluent drivers traveling on the busiest roadways. StreetLight’s EV infrastructure planning metrics address those issues, spanning the identification of gaps in the current EV charging station network, predictive tools […]

  • January 14th, 2022

Each year, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty of green beer. Unfortunately, it often ends with risky drunk drivers taking to the streets when the parties end. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. This St. Patrick’s Day, please remember that Buzzed Driving Is […]

  • January 6th, 2022

Incident response and emergency services personnel, including police, firefighters, emergency medical services, and towing operators, are at risk of being struck by passing motorists while they are working at the roadside. Stakeholders such as AAA and others strive to reduce these professionals’ risk of being injured or killed on the job through advocacy, education, and implementation […]

  • January 6th, 2022

Each year, the Super Bowl garners millions of viewers, with many taking the opportunity to cheer on their favored team with a night out or by attending a party. To help keep Americans safe on the roads, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding football enthusiasts that Fans Don’t […]

  • January 5th, 2022

This study had two overarching objectives: 1) examine changes in the prevalence of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in vehicles owned by a large sample of older drivers; and 2) examine changes in how these older drivers learned to use and what they thought about ADAS. This study updates a previous research brief that investigated […]

  • December 8th, 2021

A disproportionally high number of serious vehicle crashes (25% of fatal crashes) occur on horizontal curves, even though curves represent only a fraction of the roadway network (5% of highway miles) (1). This is a high-priority problem that has great interest among transportation agencies throughout the nation because their ultimate goal is to reduce serious […]