How to Stop Traffic Violence


Intro: Lindsay Sturman and Taylor Nichols share their audio and thoughts from the January 21 Die-in to protest traffic deaths at Los Angeles City Hall. With Seamus Garrity.…traffic-deaths/

Getting Through: Damian Kevitt, founder of Streets Are For Everyone, on why traffic violence incidents are not accidents, and the story of the hit and run that changed his life, along with the face of Los Angeles safe streets advocacy. With Taylor Nichols.

A Vision: Miriam Pinski on her latest LA Times Op Ed, “Here’s how to prevent pedestrian traffic deaths in Los Angeles.”

It’s The Law: Massachusetts’ new law, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, defines the term “Vulnerable Road User,” requires 4’ safe passing distance and safety devices for trucks, allows slower speed limits to be set, develops a tool to report crashes, and introduces a rear red light requirement on bikes. Massachusetts State Senator William Brownsberger explains how the law was passed. With Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Galen Mook, and Galen’s WMBR Bike Talk co-host Scott Mullen.

Editing by Kevin Burton.
Closing Song, “Bike,” by Mal Webb.
Interstitial music, “Just Moving,” by Don Ward.
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