5 Blog Posts From the Bonnie Sesolak Tag


Total Cell Phone Ban Is A Bad Idea

By Bonnie Sesolak, oos Development Director The National Safety Council wants to see cell phone use in cars banned. They believe states should ban drivers from using hand-held and hands-free cell phones, and businesses should prohibit employees from using cell phones while driving on the job. This idea is appealing to some because it could […]

Are Traffic Signs Dangerous?

A Duke University professor said Tuesday that U.S. highway fatalities are high because speed limits and stop signs have dumbed down and distracted American drivers. “Driving in America is annoying. And traffic signals are not just annoying, they are dangerous,” said John Staddon, who holds a doctorate in experimental psychology and is past editor of […]

Mass Transit And Freeloaders

By Bonnie Sesolak, oos Development Director Last Friday’s Wall Street Journal had two articles neatly juxtaposed. The first was “Riders Swamp Public Transit” and the second “Revenge of the Freeloaders.” Seemingly, the two articles were completely unrelated, but not really. According to the public transit article, high fuel prices are driving commuters to city busses, […]

How Should Speed Limits Be Set?

By Bonnie Sesolak, oos Development Director “Realistic” speed limits should invite public compliance by conforming to the behavior of normal responsible drivers. This results in the safest and most efficient use of streets, roads, and highways. Traffic engineering research has determined that speed limits should be established according to the 85th percentile of free flowing […]

It Always Starts As A Choice…

In Arizona, legislation has been introduced that would create driver’s licenses equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) computer chips. The RFID chip would be voluntary under the proposed legislation, but if the past is any indication, it may not be for long. Voluntary may not even be the right description of the current legislation because the […]