E-Scooter Riders Need Helmets, CDC Says

Have You Heard of the “Dutch Reach”? It Saves Lives!

With all the technological advances in our cars today, driving should be safer than ever before. We have forward collision warning systems, blind spot monitoring systems, emergency braking, rearview cameras, and even self-driving cars. There certainly is no shortage of automotive safety technology available today, and as such, drivers are relying on these bells and […]

Rental E-Scooters: A Solution to “the Last Mile” Problem or a Public Safety Nightmare?

Many emergency room doctors will remember 2018 as the year of the electric scooter. It started in March, when several tech companies began flooding cities across the U.S. with the cheap, convenient transportation solution. Thousands hit the streets and sidewalks, almost entirely unregulated in most cities. Rental e-scooters were an instant hit, appealing to a […]

Texas’ State Ban on Texting While Driving Falls Way Short

It’s a well-known fact that distracted driving accounts for a huge number of accidents across the United States. Pedestrians and bikers are particularly vulnerable, but other motorists are also at substantial risk. Texas enacted a law nearly 15 months ago in an effort to combat distracted driving. But, how effective has it really been? Where […]

E-Scooter Companies in Hot Water—Again

Electronic scooter companies are under fire again because people are getting hurt as the craze that took off in the summer of 2018 gains momentum across the country. More and more people are trying this fast, fun mode of transportation around big cities, but the speedy route to work is taking a toll, and getting […]

Autism and Safety: A Mother’s Guide to Preventing Wandering

Approximately 90% of parents of children with autism report that their child has wandered from home, school or daycare at least one time. Sadly, the leading cause of death for people with autism is wandering, of those deaths, 90% of children drown. Children with autism often lack safety awareness skills and are, unfortunately, drawn to […]

Colorado Bicycle Laws Designed to Keep You Safe

Cycling is an increasingly popular activity across the U.S. The number of people traveling to work by bike increased 60 percent in the decade after 2000. Colorado, with plains, mountains and bicycle-friendly cities, has always been a great place to ride. While it’s a healthy, earth-friendly mode of transport, it does carry risks of an […]

The Struggle for Safer Streets in Florida

After losing her husband in a fateful pedestrian traffic accident in 2003, Melissa Wandall made a point to find some reason in the seemingly random act. She didn’t advocate for the imprisonment of the woman who ran a red light and killed Mark Wandall; instead, she sought ways of preventing further harm from happening in […]

6,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 2017, According to Recent Report

Pedestrian fatality rates appear to have plateaued at nearly 6,000 deaths per year, the highest number since 1990, according to preliminary data reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). The GHSA’s report utilized data from the first six months of 2017 to reach its provisional conclusions. Researchers used statistical methods to approximate the totals […]