Forgiving Roadsides

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Abstract — This paper explores the various design elements of off-pavement and on-pavement standards and changes to U.S. and international highway design policies over the latter-half of the 20th century that contributed to a major reduction in automobile fatalities.  It … Continued

Utah Speeds Up Urban Interstates

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The signs all went up today, making Salt Lake City home to America’s fastest urban interstates. Traditionally, urban freeways are 65 miles per hour (or 55 in cities with really twisty road geometry). As far as I’m aware, no state … Continued

Safety: House and Car

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North of Brigham Young University’s campus boundary sits a house at a T-intersection. Well, I should say “sat” a house.  Because a young adult with a medical issue (I suspect suicidal depression, but we’ll never know) plowed an early-90s Suburban into it. … Continued

Safety: Tipsy Truck

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I have no idea what this collision’s back story is.  I just happened to be driving by and saw this semi tipped on its side.  It almost looks like it’s trailer fell off as it turned east onto 1860 South.