ROB REITER ON CNN INTERNATIONAL: (VIDEO) NYC terror attack on bicycle path. If you take care of safety you will likely take care of security.
In July of 2003 tragedy struck the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. A 4500 pound Buick driven by an 86 year-old man became a weapon of mass destruction, killing 10 people and injuring 63. Shortly after this incident I was contacted by the press and attorneys who asked if I could help explain how this might have been prevented.
People are injured, lives are lost and it doesn't have to be this way. More...
Read a number of articles authored and co-authored by Rob that cover problems and costs and solutions for vehicle-into-building crashes. These articles have appeared in national magazines and online aimed at audiences in the parking, safety, restaurant, and retail industries.
Our storefront crash statistics are the most complete ever assembled for accidents of this type. As of December 31, 2017 our database contains more than 11,000 analyzed accidents and an additional 7,000 additional accidents collected but not analyzed (and not included in our statistical reporting). Analysis includes statistics on causation of crashes, age of drivers, and types of buildings or businesses most frequently struck by vehicles. We have cooperated with the Texas Traffic Institute at Texas A&M University. More and more trends seem to be developing and becoming more clear.
We believe that our storefront crash statistics are the most extensive for private property accidents of this type. While accidents at such sites (shopping centers, strip malls,storefront locations) are very common, neither
Federal or State agencies or local law enforcement departments are set up to gather such statistics.
We believe that this information will be very useful to researchers, underwriters, risk managers, and other safety professionals who will be advising agencies on building codes and product specifications to increase safety where Americans live, work, play and shop.
CBS NEWS 3 - Philadelphia
CBS 3 Investigates The Hidden Epidemic Of Storefront Crashes. Rob is interviewed for story by CBS new reporter, Jessica Dean.
THE TODAY SHOW: Rossen Reports: "New technology aims to protect you from cars crashing into storefronts."
CLAIMS Magazine. Article: "Stopping Vehicular Attacks" by Rob Reiter, Co-founder, Storefront Safety Council.
NEWS4 Jacksonville, FL. Expert (Rob Reiter) expects storefront crash numbers to rise. Mother who lost daughter wants safety barriers installed to prevent deaths. Watch video.
NEW STANDARD APPROVED! Read: Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Plays Key Role in Creating New Safety Standard to Prevent Storefront Crashes. Storefront Safety Council co-founder Rob Reiter named driving force behind ASTM F-3016 test standard.
ABC NEWS, WORLD NEWS TONIGHT (video). Watch: Out of Control: Cars Crashing Into Homes and Buildings Happens More Often Than You Think! TTI Standard Approval release; statistics provided by Storefront Safety Council.