Tragedy Times Two: Lev Fruchter Has Now Lost Both Parents to Road ViolenceBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
First, Rachel Fruchter was killed by a reckless, uninsurable driver in Prospect Park in 1997. Then, Norman Fruchter was killed last month by a reckless uninsurable driver in Bay Ridge.
Fed Safety Administrator: Let’s Legalize the ‘Idaho Stop’By Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
One of the Biden Administration's top road safety officials has come out in favor of legalizing the so-called "Idaho stop," which allows cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as mere stops signs.
3,000 out of 3,001 Americans Want to Decarbonize Transportation — But Will the GOP Do It?By Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
By a roughly 3,000-to-1 ratio during the public comment period, Americans support a key Biden administration climate initiative.
Study: Drivers (Mostly Men) Rely Way Too Much on Automated Driving SystemsBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Toxic masculinity and automated driving systems seem to go hand in hand.
STREETFILMS: The Peaceful Pedestrian Plazas of Paris … And What They Can Teach UsBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Pedestrianization: It's the past — and the future — of cities.
Return to Sender: Postal Service Backtracks on Gas-Powered Truck PurchaseBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
The United States Postal Service — under fire from environmental groups — is no longer moving ahead with a plan to almost entirely replace its aging delivery fleet with gas-fueled trucks.
STREETFILMS: Regardez Ces Pistes Impressionnantes Cyclables Parisiennes!By Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Clarence Eckerson of our sister site, Streetfilms, went to Paris ... and all you got was a stunning three-minute video that reminds you how bad New York City bike lanes are compared to the City of Light.
Drunk Drivers Who Kill Could Be Paying for their Crime for Almost 20 YearsBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
New York's legislature is only following Tennessee and other states that are seeking to make drunk drivers pay child support if their actions orphan a child.
Study: SUVs Are Indeed Death Machines for Children, BlacksBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Maybe the 354th story with this headline will finally change some minds — or some federal regulations.
Feds Report Double-Digit Increase in Road Deaths in 2021By Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
Call it the forgotten pandemic: road fatalities surged by double-digit percentages, including a significant increase in deaths outside of cars, in 2021, according to a new report issued Tuesday by federal authorities.
Road Deaths Rise — Again! — As Post-Pandemic Period Proves Particularly Perilous to PedestriansBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
The decade-long pedestrian death crisis has worsened, with a double-digit percentage increase in deaths caused by U.S. drivers — and experts are blaming it on speeding, distracted driving, larger vehicles and roads that prioritize car drivers over everyone else.
Sec. Buttigieg Won’t Push Back on States that Ignore Equity, Climate GuidelinesBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary doesn't look like he's up to fight GOP lawmakers over the Biden climate and systemic racism agenda.