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Become a Safer Pedestrian Today, Avoid Becoming a Number in a Statistic
Become a Safer Pedestrian Today, Avoid Becoming a Number in a Statistic

5 Feb 2022, 17:39 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Everyone is a pedestrian once they leave their house or their car. When not inside or in a vehicle, you risk getting hit by one. Here is how to reduce that risk

 
Tests Show That AEB Systems Work, but Do Not Bet on Them After Dusk
Tests Show That AEB Systems Work, but Do Not Bet on Them After Dusk

4 Feb 2022, 11:14 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Crossing the street is the most dangerous thing a pedestrian can do, and there is data to back that up. As it appears, AEB systems help, but not after dark

 
Eight in Ten Young Pedestrians Cross the Road While Looking at Their Smartphone
Eight in Ten Young Pedestrians Cross the Road While Looking at Their Smartphone

22 Nov 2021, 14:17 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / A recent survey has shown that, in the past year, eight in ten young pedestrians cross the road while using their smartphones. The figures are concerning

 
Robotic Third Eye Looks Out for You When You’re in Smartphone Zombie Mode
Robotic Third Eye Looks Out for You When You’re in Smartphone Zombie Mode

19 May 2021, 07:34 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Created by industrial design student Minwook Paeng, Third Eye brings a sense of security to "Phono Sapiens," the modern man permanently glued to the smartphone

 
Panda Rollerblader on Ohio’s Interstate 670 Is Us in 2020: Vulnerable and Stupid
Panda Rollerblader on Ohio’s Interstate 670 Is Us in 2020: Vulnerable and Stupid

18 Dec 2020, 09:36 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The Ohio Department of Transportation points out the obvious: pedestrians are not allowed on the highway, and a stunt like this is highly dangerous for everyone

 
Autonomous Delivery Robots Are Slowly Infiltrating Communities – As Pedestrians
Autonomous Delivery Robots Are Slowly Infiltrating Communities – As Pedestrians

6 Dec 2020, 05:13 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Pennsylvania is the latest U.S. state to legalize autonomous delivery robots, which can weigh as much as 550 pounds empty and travel at speeds of 25 mph

 
Meet Ropot, the Cute Honda Robot That Walks Your Kid to School
Meet Ropot, the Cute Honda Robot That Walks Your Kid to School

4 Dec 2020, 09:13 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Traffic safety advice robot is being developed in Japan, will help smaller children get to school in safely by watching over them at crossings

 
Tracy Morgan Can’t Catch a Break, Runs Over Pedestrian’s Foot With His Lambo
Tracy Morgan Can’t Catch a Break, Runs Over Pedestrian’s Foot With His Lambo

14 Apr 2020, 03:20 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Or so the pedestrian claimed: footage shows comedian arguing with a man on a NYC street over who had the right of way. Police didn’t intervene

 
Iowa City Has Inclusive, Rainbow Crosswalks and the Feds Want Them Gone
Iowa City Has Inclusive, Rainbow Crosswalks and the Feds Want Them Gone

25 Sep 2019, 16:33 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Ames council voted on the inclusive crosswalks and the residents love them. The Federal Highway Administration does not, and suggests they be removed

 
NHTSA May Allow Carmakers to Include Whatever “Quiet Car” Sounds They Like
NHTSA May Allow Carmakers to Include Whatever “Quiet Car” Sounds They Like

17 Sep 2019, 12:33 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The initial rule said that only one sound to alert pedestrians of a nearby EVs or hybrid was allowed. The NHTSA now wants to hear from the public on that

 
San Francisco Authorities Looking to Make Certain Streets Completely Car-Free
San Francisco Authorities Looking to Make Certain Streets Completely Car-Free

16 Sep 2019, 10:23 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Pedestrian activists’ protest brings the message home to city authorities: certain areas are too dangerous for pedestrians, so traffic will be reduced or elimin

 
Jaywalker Gets Instant Karma for Staring Down Driver
Jaywalker Gets Instant Karma for Staring Down Driver

13 Sep 2019, 14:55 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Compilation video delivers the bad and the funny of bad driving, but can also serve as a learning lesson for pedestrians who don’t follow the rules

 
Ban SUVs in Berlin Center After Fatal Porsche Macan Crash, Says District Mayor
Ban SUVs in Berlin Center After Fatal Porsche Macan Crash, Says District Mayor

10 Sep 2019, 13:05 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The 42-year-old Macan driver had a medical emergency and lost control of the car, killing 4 people. Stephan von Dassel says “tank-like” SUVs are a real danger

 
Fatal Accidents by Running a Red Light at Their Highest in a Decade
Fatal Accidents by Running a Red Light at Their Highest in a Decade

2 Sep 2019, 14:08 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The American Automobile Association’s Foundation for Traffic Safety says running red lights has become an ever more frequent cause of fatal crashes

 
Dad Lets 12-Year-Old Drive, She Kills a Pedestrian and His Dog
Dad Lets 12-Year-Old Drive, She Kills a Pedestrian and His Dog

19 Aug 2019, 11:04 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The girl told police she was practicing her driving in her dad’s Ford Explorer, the dad initially claimed he was at the wheel at the moment of impact

 
Viral Clip of Pedestrian Shooing Off Cars from Seattle Bus Lane Sparks Imitators
Viral Clip of Pedestrian Shooing Off Cars from Seattle Bus Lane Sparks Imitators

13 Aug 2019, 14:36 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Video of woman using her body to get cars out of the bus-only lane goes viral, sparks negative reactions from motorists all across the U.S.

 
Wife Tries to Shield Husband From Out of Control Tesla in San Francisco Crash
Wife Tries to Shield Husband From Out of Control Tesla in San Francisco Crash

24 Jul 2019, 11:04 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Uber dashcam footage shows one of the victims saw the approaching car, tried to get the other out of the way. The driver is in police custody

 
Pedestrian Punches, Kicks Undercover Cop Stopped at Traffic Light
Pedestrian Punches, Kicks Undercover Cop Stopped at Traffic Light

24 Jun 2019, 11:59 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Another Newcastle cop was able to detain the attacker after a short chase on foot, and he’s been charged for the unprovoked attack

 
Driver Turns to Grab Water Bottle, Accidentally Plows Through Pedestrians
Driver Turns to Grab Water Bottle, Accidentally Plows Through Pedestrians

21 May 2019, 11:14 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Mercedes-Benz runs a red light after initially stopping, injuring at least 13. The driver tested negative for drugs and alcohol, admitted to momentary distracti

 
Pedestrian Pulls Hilarious Prank on Driver, Wins at Life
Pedestrian Pulls Hilarious Prank on Driver, Wins at Life

5 Mar 2019, 15:39 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Video shows man crossing the street and pretending to step over some considerably-sized obstacle, tricking driver into thinking he has to check the road if it’s