Cars crashing into each other is bad, 100 percent. We would all like to avoid this. And we should also avoid hitting pedestrians with our cars, because that’s really bad, too. Apparently, it happened a lot last year.
It’s anarchy in the streets of Warwickshire, UK as police on are the hunt for two dangerous dog-walking radicals committing the heinous crime of removing traffic cones from the street.
The Governors Highway Safety Association has been keeping track of pedestrian safety statistics since 1975. According to their early data from 2015, it looks like last year will represent the biggest year-to-year spike in pedestrian deaths ever.
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.
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.
Oh, what is that, a truck backing up right at my face? Whatever!
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.
If you've ever wondered why so many Russians have dash cams, this is why. This is why right here, ladies and gentlemen.
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.
This is still a car site, but let’s talk about pedestrians for a bit.
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
The Dutch Cycling Federation in the Netherlands is boldly approaching car manufacturers and requesting hood-mounted external airbags on all vehicles. It's either that or they're going to have to stop running into cyclists (which will never happen). We're not going to get into the "roads are for cars" debate because…