Cell phone distraction: It’s not just for drivers anymore

By Mary Ebeling We’ve all seen it, the zombie-like pedestrian apparently blinded by their cell phone while using it for a conversation or texting. While incidents of distracted driving crashes involving cell phones are down, pedestrian injuries due to cell phone distraction while

Road traffic injuries leading cause of fatalities among 10-24 year-olds

By Bill Holloway Every year 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads, while another 50 million are injured. Among people 10 to 24 years old worldwide, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death. Among children 5 to 14 years old, road traffic injuries cause more deaths than

Transportation and health: Policy interventions for safer, healthier people and communities

A newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Partnership for Prevention, in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at UC Berkeley examines the impact of transportation policies in three critical