March 2020 Archives

How Traffic Congestion Impacts Road Safety

03 30 2020
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April Spears

Sitting in traffic isn’t anyone’s favorite way to spend time. Most of us just think of the irritation and the hit to our schedule when we think of traffic congestion. However, there are some hard costs associated with traffic problems, as well.  Economic impact: It is estimated that sitting in traffic cost Americans $87 billion in 2019. That’s about $1,348 per driver per year. In the areas with the worst traffic congestion, it can also amount to up to 164 hours of time per driver per year spent…

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The Dangers of Unmarked Crosswalks

03 30 2020
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April Spears

In the United States, traffic laws vary widely between states and even between municipalities within the same state. While everyone is familiar with the striped lines of a marked crosswalk, many people, drivers and pedestrians alike, aren’t aware that some places are considered unmarked crosswalks. For the most part, unmarked crosswalks are located at intersections where there aren’t painted lines, but where a crossing would be a logical extension of a sidewalk. In these unmarked crosswalks, drivers…

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