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Alaska is beating drunk driving

...confirmed by other data.The Alaska Highway Safety Office keeps track of fatal car...worked as director of the state highway safety office."What the studies indicate...remains a concern for police and highway safety experts, but if you look on their...
My Turn: Trails, roads and highway safety

...walk. However, it is certain that many more will surely be injured or killed if we don't put our emphasis back on highway safety and capacity improvements. John MacKinnon, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Transportation.
Road funds at risk in some states over highway safety rule

...have been penalized for not complying with federal highway safety standards.Records from the U.S. Department of...transferred from their road construction funds to highway safety efforts.Missouri, which had about $40 million...
State makes more safety corridors

...announced the creation of two more highway safety corridors aiming to reduce the...fatalities. Troopers say the highway safety corridors will officially be designated...normal amount. There are two other highway safety corridors in Alaska. They are...
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

...wake-up call for all of us in highway safety," said Jonathan Adkins, executive director of Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices."We don't know enough...
My Turn: An open plea to fellow cyclists

...statistics show over 90 percent of cyclists killed on the road were not wearing a helmet (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety statistic, 2009). Eighty-nine percent of those killed are over age 16, and a quarter of them had consumed alcohol...
My Turn: Egan lighting project makes roads safer

...was the driving factor for this improvement, the project was advanced under the federally funded Highway Safety Improvement Program. Highway Safety Improvement Program guidance shows that nighttime accidents on unlighted highway segments can be...
Focus on real transportation issues

...column panning trails and touting highway safety. MacKinnon, the current deputy...technique of pitting trail use against highway safety is silly. The public expects...somehow responsible for a lack of "highway safety and capacity improvements...
MADD supports saturation patrols

With support from the Highway Safety Division, the Juneau Police Department is currently running saturation patrols. These are concentrated enforcement efforts to...
New state law requires drivers to move over

WASILLA - A new highway safety bill requires Alaska drivers to give parked emergency vehicles wide berth or face a fine. Sound off on the important issues at...


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