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Why we support Move NY

Why we support Move NY

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newly indicted New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver killed New York’s congestion pricing plan in 2008. A followup plan to charge nearly all drivers heading into Manhattan is now in play, and we’re behind it. Since Sheldon quietly smothered congestion pricing in its crib, we’ve added 5% to our population, nationwide vehicle miles traveled have […]

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Hawaii Governor strengthens distracted driving and seat belt laws

Hawaii Governor strengthens distracted driving and seat belt laws

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On May 20, the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, signed two important bills for traffic safety. One mandates that all occupants in a vehicle, whether sitting in the front or the back, must wear seat belts. The other bill prohibits drivers from using handheld mobile phones and texting (whether with a mobile phone or other […]

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Seat belt law tightens in West Virginia

Seat belt law tightens in West Virginia

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

West Virginia drivers may now be pulled over for seat belt violations – by themselves, without any other infractions – if a new measure recently approved by the state’s House of Delegates 55-44 is passed by the Senate.

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The history of seat belt usage

The history of seat belt usage

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

For many Americans, safety measures like buckling into a car are almost second nature. Not surprisingly, in 2010, 85% of drivers throughout the U.S. wore seat belts. Seat belt usage hasn’t always been so widespread, though. Even as few as 30 years ago, in 1982, only 11% of drivers used seat belts. Ever since the […]

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Space saver disasters from Winter Storm Jonas

Space saver disasters from Winter Storm Jonas

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a snowstorm to turn adults into kids again—and by “kids” we mean irritable, entitled children fighting over handmade igloos, err, parking spaces. After Jonas ravaged the east coast last week, drivers were forced to dig out their cars—and, as in storms past, more than a few became territorial over their shovel jobs. […]

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Parking app roundup

Parking app roundup

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest crop of parking apps delivers remote car access, a map of cheap fuel options, and access to private parking spots. The only catch? Most of these innovative apps are only available in certain locales; the parking app market remains sadly fragmented: FordPass Happily, the app isn’t just for Ford drivers. Through a partnership […]

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Talking distracts pedestrians more than texting on phone

Talking distracts pedestrians more than texting on phone

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Distracted driving has been ingrained in most drivers’ (and passengers’) minds since the advent of smartphones. But what about distracted walking? A new study, “The effects of mobile phone use on pedestrian crossing behaviour at unsignalized intersections,” out of the University of Belgrade, aims to investigate the influence mobile phone use, including talking, texting and listening […]

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Digital signage is a distracted driving hazard

Digital signage is a distracted driving hazard

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even without smartphones, screaming kids, backseat drivers and in-vehicle displays, driving can be dangerous. The open road may pose one of the biggest — and, incidentally, legal — distractions of all. LED billboards, as a recent study, “A field study on the effects of digital billboards on glance behavior during highway driving,” suggests, may pose […]

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Parking app ParkMe now takes Android Pay

Parking app ParkMe now takes Android Pay

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stop the circling! ParkMe, the app that provides users with realtime on- and off-street parking data, is now inviting drivers to reserve and pay for parking via Android Pay. The latest version of the ParkMe Android app is equipped with the feature. “We want to make it easier for businesses like ParkMe ​to offer a […]

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Which states have the most stop signs per mile of road?

Which states have the most stop signs per mile of road?

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of information about building and urban design habits hidden in our sales data. This week,  we thought we’d look at the number of stop signs we’ve sold across all of our sites – I was curious about which states have the highest density of intersections. (Also, I remember driving from Virginia to […]

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Parking report: L.A. needs infill (badly)

Parking report: L.A. needs infill (badly)

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

How can parking impact traffic in one of the country’s most notoriously congestion-plagued cities? Plenty of cities maintain minimum parking requirements, yet, as certain researchers are pointing out, there is lacking data on how much parking infrastructure has expanded. In the recent study, “Parking Infrastructure: A Constraint on or Opportunity for Urban Redevelopment? A Study […]

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