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  • Rep. Raskin Celebrates GAO Decision to Review U.S. Vehicle Safety Design Standards

    Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) has announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review vehicle safety design standards to improve protection for pedestrians and bicyclists, following his call for action amidst rising traffic fatalities. This review will assess vehicle designs, regulatory challenges, and successful international safety measures, aiming to reduce the high rates of pedestrian and cyclist deaths in the U.S. Raskin and various safety advocates underscore the urgency of redesigning vehicles to enhance road safety for vulnerable users. For more details, read the full announcement.

  • 5 key car safety features to protect your most precious cargo

    Even if you pride yourself on your cautious driving habits, accidents can still occur unexpectedly on the road, putting both you and your child’s safety at risk. It’s a truth I’ve witnessed time and time again throughout my career, and it’s why I’m such a strong advocate for crash avoidance technology.

  • The Communist plot to take away our big vehicles

    I'm not singularly focused on vehicle size, but it's a growing issue among people who already drive badly. The #1 problem with traffic safety is driver behavior. That’s true regardless of the vehicle, and it’s why my primary focus is designing street networks to calm drivers. Slower speeds means fewer crashes. And when crashes do occur, they’re typically much less severe. 

  • Another study relates taller vehicle front ends to more pedestrian deaths

    Pedestrian deaths hit a modern low in 2009. One of the side effects of the rampaging popularity of ever-larger vehicles since then: Studies examining the correlation between pedestrian deaths and ever-larger vehicles.

  • Vehicles with higher, more vertical front ends pose greater risk to pedestrians

    Vehicles with especially tall front ends are most dangerous to pedestrians, but a blunt profile makes medium-height vehicles deadly too, new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.

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