I just submitted an opinion piece to the Huffington Post about idea I’ve had years ago about cities flipping the script on Detroit. And what I mean by that is that Cities taking an active role in deciding what types of cars are best to driven around, when traditionally this has been decided by Detroit. (…)
According to the World Health Organization 1.24 million people were killed on the world’s roads in 2010. In the United States the number is 32,885. That’s not a typo even though we wish it was. This is a big number, representing a truly staggering and profound loss of life. The number of people injured on the road is exponentially higher. Who amongst us doesn’t know someone who was killed or seriously injured in an automobile crash?
At Citysteets we have always seen our role as not pointing out problems but coming up with solutions.
From Citystreets’ perspective texting while driving is not the root issue at play, rather the mentality, perhaps the over-confident or absent mindedness of even the most skilled drivers that leads to dangerous behavior like texting or emailing behind the wheel. So what’s at the root of that routine carelessness?