On The Road To Safety
November 22, 2009 Highway safety has improved through better vehicle technology, smarter road designs and reformed behaviors, such as reduced drunken driving. But fatalities are still high: In 2008, more than 37,000 people were killed in crashes involving motor vehicles. This week, as the holiday travel season begins, NPR will explore these issues.
November 29, 2009 Erica Molitor tells her fellow commuters that driving fast and furious is not the way to a woman's heart.
November 29, 2009 The roads traveled least are the nation's deadliest roads, according to federal highway data. More Americans die on rural highways than on urban streets and freeways. U.S. Highway 6 in Utah in particular has earned a reputation as a deadly rural road.
November 28, 2009 When Lisa Troch is behind the wheel of her Mini Rover, she says other drivers treat her like she's invisible.
November 27, 2009 As soon as Caroline Keem started commuting to work on a bike, she learned the hard lessons of the road.
November 26, 2009 Transportation planners are banking on a futuristic network of ecofriendly computer-automated pod cars as the next smart form of mass transit. Several U.S. cities are doing feasibility studies for personal rapid transit systems, and Britain's Heathrow Airport plans to launch its system in the spring.
November 26, 2009 MRSome car companies are developing high-tech solutions to help older people drive more safely and let them hold on to their car keys longer. Ford uses special "aging suits" and virtual reality to help designers and engineers see aging drivers' limitations.