Radio Times

Reconsidering Roosevelt Boulevard; Teen Driving

July 31, 2013

Guests: Andrew Stober, Lester Toaso, Pam Fischer

Two weeks ago a mother and her three children were killed by cars drag racing own Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. The Boulevard is notorious for its high number of pedestrian deaths and is considered one of the most dangerous highways in the country. This hour, how to make Roosevelt Boulevard safe for pedestrians, bikes and cars. Marty talks with LESTER TOASO, District Executive for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 6, and ANDREW STOBER, chief of staff for Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Utilities.  Then, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. In a recent survey, four out of ten teenagers admitted to texting while driving. We’ll talk to PAM FISCHER, leader of New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition, about reducing the risks when teens get behind the wheel.

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