Are Streets Safer in Chicago?

VISION ZERO INITIATIVE--MIXED RESULTS In 2+ Years, Road Fatalities Fall, But Danger Remains It has been more than 2 years since the City of Chicago adopted a plan to make roads safer. The "Vision Zero" plan aimed to reduce traffic casualties by promoting better sight lines, safe zones, and protection for cyclists. As the Chicago [...]

2019-11-12T02:49:39+00:00Car Accidents, Cycling|

DISTRACTED DRIVING IS HURTING AMERICANS

Drivers are Looking at their Phones Instead of the Road (CREDIT Copyright: Michael Heim). According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 3,166 Americans died in crashed caused by distracted driving in 2017. It is easy to say that those three-thousand one-hundred and sixty-six people simply did not have to die. Thousands more [...]

2019-04-09T13:46:28+00:00Car Accidents, News|

“Dutch Reach” for Safety

What is a "Dutch Reach"? Netherlands teach simple technique to improve Cycling Safety Ever heard of the "Dutch Reach"?  It's simple to do.  And is easy to remember.  Consider the risks of both the drivers and passengers as well as cyclists in urban environments.  If you have ever ridden your bicycle past a row of [...]

Self-Driving Cars on Autopilot?

Self-Driving Cars are Coming Autopilot Tesla Crash in California. (Credit Marketwatch.com, KTVU, and Reuters) They will change commuting--and Injury Law Humans are making another evolutionary leap into the future.  Once, the wheel was the innovation.  The wheel was applied to things we could push or pull.  It was later adapted so that animals [...]

What the Heck is a TNC? (Ride Share Tips for 2018)

As 2017 rolled along, we were bombarded by reminders that the economy and transportation are continuously changing.  We heard about "the Gig Economy."  We heard about new types of "e-Commerce."  And there were many, many new developments in the world of "the Ride Share Economy."  Technology will always continue to shape how humans get to [...]