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Fighting TrafficThe Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City$
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Peter D. Norton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262141000

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.001.0001

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The Dawn of the Motor Age

The Dawn of the Motor Age

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(p.243) 9 The Dawn of the Motor Age
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Fighting Traffic
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Peter D. Norton

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.003.0010

This chapter discusses developments of a new kind of traffic structure that heralded the rise of a new way to combat increased traffic. Highway engineers were partly responsible for the changes in this era, where promises to alleviate both accidents and congestion. The “Clover Leaf” at Woodbridge, New Jersey, was the first highway interchange to encourage change. In 1936, the Automobile Manufacturers Association announced a comprehensive cooperative educational program that would help in creating safety on both streets and highways, stating that the major cause of most fatal accidents was pedestrians.

Keywords:   motor age, fight traffic, Clover Leaf, highway interchange, Automobile Manufacturers Association, highway safety model

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