Regulate Cars, Not Pedestrians

But rather than draw attention to the structural causes — unsafe roadway design, ever-larger-and-more-dangerous vehicles (SUVs and trucks) and a series of demographic trends like the aging of the American populace —- NHTSA’s Pedestrian Playbook falls into a trap we see all too often around this issue: blaming the victim. NHTSA elevates behavior change as the key element of safety, with far too great an emphasis on pedestrian behavior.