54 Blog Posts From the road safety Tag


Taking the Politics Out of Speed Limit Setting: NMA E-Newsletter #724

All traffic is local, and nothing gets people riled up more than speed limits. The 85th percentile has been the standard for measuring speed limits for years. Due to pressure from groups such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets, this standard of measuring speed is losing ground in states such as California, Oregon, and Massachusetts, […]

Countering the Safe Streets/Vision Zero Mindset

By Gary Biller, NMA President Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in June 2022 as E-Newsletter #699. If you would like to subscribe to the NMA’s weekly one-topic newsletter, click here.  Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its estimate of 2021 U.S. traffic fatalities. A Reuters headline blared, “U.S. traffic fatalities surge 10.5% in […]

Highway Deaths in Rural America: NMA E-Newsletter #714

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a study called America’s Rural Roads: Beautiful and Deadly earlier this month. Researchers found that between 2016 and 2020, 40 percent of US traffic deaths occurred on rural roads. A total of 85,002 people died in rural areas during the five-year study period—nearly half of all traffic deaths across the country. This […]

How Driving Age and Norms Vary Throughout the World

At what age are you able to receive your driver’s license? What might it look like to drive on a road in another part of the world? How do people drive, and how does it vary from our own experience here in the United States? The laws and traffic regulations surrounding driving throughout the world […]

Retesting All Drivers–Make the Roads Safer!

By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach Unless you’re never near a road, then this affects you! More people are driving now than ever in history, even with the rising cost of vehicles and gas prices. There are more crashes, more fatalities, more dangerous maneuvers, more road rage, more of all the bad things that come […]

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