Accidents/Fatalities Due to Open Roads and Speeding

Did you know the Rolling Stones released a new single called "Living in a Ghost Town" in April of this year? Mick Jagger wrote the song a year ago for an album they've been churning away at for a few years and in advance of their upcoming tour. However, Jagger and Keith Richards agreed that [...]

2020-09-11T09:23:51-08:00September 11th, 2020|Car Safety, Pedestrian Safety|0 Comments

Pedestrian Safety: Covid Edition

You've heard of the "runner's high," but avid runners also experience a "runner's low" if they go too long between runs. Covid-19 continues to thwart plans across the country, and runners are no exception. You may miss some in-person races, but there's no reason you shouldn't be able to get outdoors and do what you [...]

2020-09-04T15:27:57-08:00August 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Pedestrian Safety|0 Comments

2018 Was the Worst Year for Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly Three Decades

In the years following 1990’s spike in pedestrian deaths, the researchers whose job it is to track them were relieved:  fatalities fell sharply, and continued to fall. That year, 6,482 people had lost their lives on the streets of America — not because they were behind the wheel themselves, but because they were at the [...]

New Year? New Laws. Here Are Just a Few of the Laws Taking Effect in 2019

We love the law, and while some people might maintain that the law doesn't love them, we'd beg to differ. Every year a gaggle of new laws — all wide-eyed and and idealistic — go into effect. We thought we'd take a few words to get to know them a little better, especially the ones [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:31-08:00January 4th, 2019|Bike Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Safety|0 Comments

Scooting Under the Influence? Meet the DUI’s Newest Sibling

Image Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times Driving under the influence has a new baby brother, and his name is Scooter. In a precedent-setting case, Los Angeles prosecutor Mike Feuer has secured a misdemeanor conviction for a man arrested after he hit a pedestrian while operating an electric scooter under the influence [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33-08:00October 5th, 2018|DUI, Pedestrian Safety|0 Comments

Stop! In The Name Of Life

It's one of the first things we're taught as children:  look both ways before you cross the street. Standing on the curb, little hands clasped in those of our parents, we take the implication as gospel. If we just just look both ways, we're going to be safe. We're going to be alright, and no [...]

Targeting ‘Cell Phone Zombies’: Cities Take Measures Against Distracted Walking

Texting and walking can provide some light laughs on social media or even in real life: bumping into things, tripping over planters and plunging into a water feature, etc. But for some, there have been serious, life-changing, and even fatal consequences of what’s been coined as  “distracted walking.” Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles have reportedly [...]

Review These Safety Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner with adults and children alike excited as ever.  Free candy, dressing up in costumes, spooky parties - what more could you ask for? While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, most of us are familiar with the precautions we should take, especially with younger children in tow. It’s [...]

Back to School Road Safety

Tis the season for Back-to-School! Some districts just began post-Labor Day, while others have been in session for at least a couple of weeks. With the new school year just beginning, it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves and others to be aware in school zones and neighborhoods at all times, either as a pedestrian [...]

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in SoCal

In 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti created the Vision Zero program in L.A. with the lofty goal to end all traffic fatalities in the city by 2025. To stay in line with this goal, Garcetti sought a 20% drop in traffic deaths by the end of 2017. Last year was the first full year that the [...]