Tag: Road traffic safety

A $58,000 ticket: Finland’s income-based fines

A $58,000 ticket: Finland’s income-based fines

| April 28, 2015

The more you make, the more you pay — that’s the principle behind Finland’s fines and speeding tickets. The New York Times recently reported a millionaire businessman was fined over $58,000 for doing 64 mph in a 50 mph zone. Fines for serious speeding infractions in Finland are based on income: “The thinking here is that if it […]

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Safe Route to School has huge impact on child safety & walking rates

Safe Route to School has huge impact on child safety & walking rates

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

It may be widespread from Minnesota to Georgia now, but the Safe Route to School program (or SRTS) was first pioneered by California back in 1999. A recent study out of Berkeley, “Examining Long-Term Impact of California Safe Routes to School Program: 10 Years Later,” takes a look at the impact of the program on safety and on […]

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How cops’ reporting biases impact crash data

How cops’ reporting biases impact crash data

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Crash data is often mistaken for fact, but reporting bias may affect the data even more significantly than experts have already assumed. A new study from Kibrom A. Abay of the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen aims to investigate by analyzing the “nature, and impact of the reporting bias associated with the police-reported […]

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Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week in Brooklyn, advocacy group Transportation Alternatives held the Vision Zero For Cities Symposium, a panel on Vision Zero, New York City’s movement to reduce traffic injuries to zero with the guiding principle that “No human being should be killed or seriously injured in traffic.” The event included leaders from the NYC Department of Transportation, […]

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Remembering victims of traffic accidents worldwide

Remembering victims of traffic accidents worldwide

| November 14, 2014

On Sunday, November 16, all member countries will celebrate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an effort led by the United Nations (UN). In Greece, the SOS Road Crimes group is asking participants to gather and bring well-worn shoes to remind others of “the traveler and his unfulfilled desires.” In London, the Brahma […]

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