Major Road Safety Organizations, U.S.A.

This page lists the larger organizations — mostly governmental and commercial — for smaller road safety groups (many of which are highly effective) click here. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety — An alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America’s…

Road Safety Links for each individual American State

In addition, the IIHS have published a table showing how state laws measure up. Six key safety legislation areas are compared, on a state-by-state basis. One other source of information which certainly should not be neglected is the GHSA list of State Highway Safety Websites: Alabama – AL IMPORTANT: Reporting Highway Emergencies Using Cellular Phones…

Bad Road Signs and Markings

Hingham, Massachusetts Very few people in the world are more polite and considerate than the good folk of the South Shore, Massachusetts, but unfortunately in the town of Hingham that politeness has spilled over in the form of a road sign which has the potential to cost people’s lives. Drivers are asked to “Please Show…

Bumper Stickers and What They REALLY Tell You!

April 7, 2005 Car stickers are automotive tattoos that can give an insight into their owner’s personality claims the RAC Foundation. Last year, millions of UK drivers bought bumper or car window stickers – a motoring trend fashionable in the 70’s and now undergoing a resurgence thanks to its popularity on the other side of…

A Long Walk Home June 2004

(from Ananova) A German woman walked 60 miles home from a motorway service station after thinking her husband had driven off without her. However, the woman had merely failed to spot the family’s car in the car park. Police were alerted by the woman’s husband after she failed to return to the car. She was…

A Canadian Officer’s Courtroom Come-back

(from the MADD bulletin board) Story from a Canadian courtroom If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the policeman’s credibility… Q: “Officer — did you see…

A Fishy Tale — Goldfish survives a UK motorway crash

(from the DSA “Highway Safety In The News” page) February 4, 2004: An accident victim thrown 15 feet through the air when a car overturned in a motorway smash is swimming again as normal. Bercy, a four-year-old goldfish, flew out of a fish tank and was hurled clear of the vehicle following the accident on…

Why men shouldn’t get angry with women drivers

I was riding to work yesterday when I observed a female driver cut right in front of a pickup truck, causing him to have to drive onto the shoulder to avoid hitting her. This evidently angered the driver enough to make him hang his arm out his window and ‘flip the woman off’. “Man, that…