pedestrian safety

Toronto Blames Pedestrian Fashion Choices For Crashes

Toronto Blames Pedestrian Fashion Choices For Crashes

Pedestrian shaming has long been a way for cities to prioritise cars over people, from the invention of jaywalking to blaming walkers for their smartphone use. In Toronto an ad campaign telling pedestrians that their clothes make them more likely to get hit by cars is getting serious backlash —…

Silent But Deadly: EU Wants Electric Cars To Add Sounds For Safety

Silent But Deadly: EU Wants Electric Cars To Add Sounds For Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who’s ever had a near-miss with a…