We’ve expanded the Talking Roads website to incorporate a wide range of topics concerning traffic safety. This site contains interesting highway safety facts, data and research that will better educate you in dealing with traffic safety in your area.
You would be suprised at the number of injuries and fatalities due to traffic related accidents each year. In the 1998 alone, there were 4,000 injuries and 1.000 deaths. These overwhelming numbers indicate that there is a need to communicate to people of all ages and career orientation, that traffic safety is a vital concern.
From older drivers and school crossings, to new highway bills and truck regulations, the topics contained on this site concern everyone. Please take a few moments and peruse each section; it may save a life!
With a nation that revolves around automobiles, being a pedestrian tends not to be the safest mode of transportation. This site shares information and ideas dealing with school crossings, bicycle safety, drinking and driving, and many more. It also gives you tips on driving more safely. Our Spotlight on Your Community section, showcases a community that is making improvements to combat the traffic problems in their area. (You can find these topics on the Local Issues page.)
In the National Issues section, you will find information concerning recent passed laws and regulations, dealing with state and county highways and roads.
With a baby boomer turning 50 every 20 seconds, aging concerns for our older drivers becomes more and more a pertinent issue. You can find informative articles and research reports concerning our older drivers in the Aging Issues section. Also, check out Fletch. He has helpful driving safety tips for aging adults; many which aren’t age specific.
The Resource Links page points to ways to positively express your desires for safer highways to officials and researchers who can implement change. Remember, your voice does make a difference. We’ve now added a service that will automatically generate a letter from information provided by you that you can send to your state representative or congressmen. Click here to try it out.
We hope that this site will arm you with the information and solutions you need to help drastically reduce accidents in your community. Please book mark this site and refer back to it regularly.