Woman In Famed Abbey Road Crosswalk Hit By Car, Goes Flying

This popped up yesterday on the always-questionable LiveLeak, but I've got a feeling this is legit. Here is a woman trying to run across the famous Abbey Road crosswalk, in spite of all the danger, who needed help after a car ran her over. » 11/08/14 10:24am 11/08/14 10:24am

​The 12-Foot-Wide Traffic Lane Must Die

What's the greatest threat to pedestrians? Drunk drivers? Ornery bicyclists? Rabid beavers? If Jeff Speck, a D.C.-based city planner is to be believed, it's wide lanes. Specifically, the 12-footers that are de rigueur in most parts of the country. » 10/06/14 5:45pm 10/06/14 5:45pm

The Worst Road Users, Ranked

The streets are not safe. Lurking around every corner there is an asshole cyclist or a maniacal UPS driver ready to plow into anyone in sight. In our parks, children and the elderly are routinely yelled at by runners, cyclists, and stoners on longboards (watch out, breh). And in our cities, uniformed officers are a… » 9/04/14 4:58pm 9/04/14 4:58pm

​WiFi-Honk Is The Latest Cure For Natural Selection

That guy with the Beats headphones cranked up to 11 might have another tool to avoid the long arm of Darwin. It's called WiFi-Honk and the name says it all. » 7/14/14 2:20pm 7/14/14 2:20pm

Why Countdown Clocks for Pedestrians Actually Cause More Car Crashes

As a frequent traveler by foot, I love countdowns at crosswalks. They tell me whether I should wait out 2 seconds or leisurely walk across in 15. And indeed, these countdowns do make pedestrians safer. But it turns out that countdowns actually cause more crashes between cars. Here's why. » 7/01/14 4:34pm 7/01/14 4:34pm

Safety Board's Plan To Stop Semi-Trucks From Crushing People

The National Transportation Safety Board says more than half of the semi-trucks that hit pedestrians had no idea they'd crushed somebody. They're aiming to fix that with blind-spot mitigation tech, and protective side skirts. » 4/09/14 5:34pm 4/09/14 5:34pm

How Snowstorms Reveal the Wasted Space on Our Roads

During any of the several recent catastrophic blizzards that have draped the country with snow, you might have seen people tagging their photos #sneckdown. No, it's not a protective garment you wear to keep your neck snow-free (although that could also come in handy!). It's a word coined by transportation geeks. » 2/07/14 2:17pm 2/07/14 2:17pm

The Invention of Jaywalking Was a Massive Shaming Campaign

Before the invention of the car, jaywalking wasn't a recognized concept. Want to get across the street? Then just walk across the street—nobody's going to stop you. But the rise of the automobile posed a new problem for people of the early 20th century. While the median state-designated speed limit for American… » 7/22/13 3:21pm 7/22/13 3:21pm

In Bolivia There's A Real Zebra Crossing For Your Zebra Crossing

See? It's a real zebra crossing for your zebra crossing! Alright, maybe I'm stretching the definition of "real," but the point stands. This guy is hilarious, and looks like he's much happier doing it than I could ever hope to be. » 6/29/13 2:00pm 6/29/13 2:00pm

This Idiot Pedestrian Caused A Crash And Then Walked Away Quickly

After I moved to the District of Columbia, I quickly learned that in addition to being our nation's capital, it is also the jaywalking capital of the entire country. People here cross streets in heavy traffic with near-total impunity; most drivers, even cops, simply smile and wave them on. It's kind of ridiculous,… » 2/07/13 10:30am 2/07/13 10:30am

An Army Truck Killed A Pedestrian While Delivering Relief Supplies In…

The cleanup effort in New York City is grinding along slowly, but a National Guard unit from Ohio experienced a major setback when one of its drivers accidentally ran over an elderly pedestrian on Canal Street. » 11/08/12 2:30pm 11/08/12 2:30pm

Blinded By The Eclipse, This Motorist Hit Two Pedestrians

Your mother told you never to look directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse. A 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman, who didn't heed mom's advice, says eyeballing the recent solar eclipse caused her to mow down two pedestrians. » 5/22/12 1:30pm 5/22/12 1:30pm

Watch A Speeding Car Miss A Pedestrian By Inches

This extremely close call between a Polish pedestrian and a speeding car is just another example of the unbelievable things that can be accidentally captured by drivers with dash cameras. » 4/08/12 9:00am 4/08/12 9:00am

Toyota Gosei 360-Degree Airbag Is One Hell Of A Flotation Device

We're well aware of the whole cyclists-wanting-hood-airbags debacle, but the Toyota Gosei system is just ridiculous. Just look at it — it looks like something that would keep the Titanic afloat. » 6/06/08 3:00pm 6/06/08 3:00pm

Toyota Night Vision System Recognizes Pedestrians

Toyota's Crown Hybrid is getting one hell of a feature that will make the walkers of the world happy: night vision pedestrian recognition. Complex pattern recognition system cameras will recognize when pedestrians are walking alongside the road and put a nice yellow square around them on a camera view on the… » 5/30/08 3:20pm 5/30/08 3:20pm

Virtual Crosswalk Walls Are Too Futuristic For Our Own Good

Yes, we know, being a pedestrian or cyclist can be dangerous, but that won't stop us from driving however the hell we want, as long as this futuristic design never sees the light of day. This new conceptual idea for crosswalks is a bit too i, Robot for us. Rather than just having pretty painted lines—this crossing… » 4/24/08 3:00pm 4/24/08 3:00pm