We’re #46! (New York’s Highways, That Is)

Nothing to be proud of. Although moving up one notch from last year, New York’s state highway system ranked 46th in the nation, according to the 20th Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems of Reason Foundation, an organization focused on policy research. The highways’ infrastructure is not impressive particularly when it comes to bridges, narrow lanes and … Read the rest

Walking While Texting, Like Driving While Texting, Puts Pedestrians at Risk of Accident, Injury or Death

Research shows that pedestrians, similar to drivers, experience reduced situation awareness, distracted attention and unsafe behavior when talking or texting on their mobile phones, as reported in a study published in the August issue of Accident Analysis & Prevention that centered on injuries related to mobile phone use among pedestrians. Using data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on … Read the rest