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Road Deaths Rise in 2012

U.S. traffic deaths rose by 9 percent in the first half of 2012, the largest increase since the government began collecting detailed data on crashes in 1975. Read the Detroit News and CNN articles.


Back to School Safety

Click here for ways to share the road safely with school buses from the National Safety Council.


Night Travel and Daylight Savings Information

 Learn what happens on the roads when we change the clocks.


ASIRT Featured in New Public Health

Rochelle Sobel discusses the progress ASIRT is making to save lives on the roads. Read the full article.


ASIRT in the NETS Newsletter

 Read about ASIRT's activities during the first quarter of 2012.


Bus Safety in Foreign Countries Often Overlooked

Click here to read the full MSNBC article on the importance of bus safety when traveling in other countries.  The article features interviews with Rochelle Sobel, ASIRT President, as well as other road safety experts.


ASIRT in MSNBC article

ASIRT was featured in an article (October 21, 2010) about how Americans face driving dangers overseas. Click here to read full article.


ASIRT featured in USA Today

ASIRT is featured in a USA Today article (October 21, 2010) about international road safety and road deaths of Americans traveling abroad. Read more...


Road Safety Highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative

Watch Mayor Bloomberg discuss road safety at the Clinton Global Initiative:


Gazette Article Features ASIRT

Check out the Gazette article in the June 24, 2009 issue featuring ASIRT's Cathy Silberman and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School students Sara and Diana Bender-Bier and friend Shirel Altman's visit to Congressman Van Hollen.  The story also features an interview with ASIRT founder, Rochelle Sobel. 


Gazette Nov 19: JDS Alums take to the Gridiron for Annual Thanksgiving Game

 Several graduates of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School had another Thanksgiving gridiron showdown.  The annual Paul Blank Invitational is an effort to raise funds for the Association for Safe International Road Travel.  The organization was founded by Rochelle Sobel, a JDS teacher whose son Aron Sobel was killed in a bus crash while traveling in Turkey in 1995.  Read the full article from the November 19, 2008 issue of the Montgomery County Gazette here.


ASIRT Advises the Risk Management Community

ASIRT's Cathy Silberman offers advice to the Risk Management Community on ways to minimize the chance of students being injured or killed in a traffic crash while traveling abroad- click here for this issue of URMIA Insights.


ASIRT in The Washington Examiner

ASIRT was discussed in the Washington Examiner on Feb. 25, 2008 in an article, "The Other Side of the Street."  Click here for the article.


ASIRT Featured in News of Voice of America

On December 10, ASIRT was featured in an article on international travel in News of Voice of America.  Click here for the article.


World Remembrance Day Vigil in Montgomery County, Maryland

...on November 18, 2007, co-sponsored by ASIRT and Montgomery County.  The event was reported on the Gazette.Net website (click here for the article).


ASIRT in USA Today

On August 14, 2007, ASIRT was featured in a front page article on international road safety in USA Today.  Read the full article here.




ASIRT was featured on MSNBC on August 28, 2007.  Check out the article.


ASIRT on the BBC

Hear ASIRT Associate Director Cathy Silberman speak on the BBC (link to BBC file).


ASIRT on The Today Show

On July 6, 2007, ASIRT was featured on The Today Show.  Click here to view the video.


ASIRT President Rochelle Sobel on WAMU 88.5 FM

Listen to ASIRT President Rochelle Sobel encourage safe driving practices during prom season as part of ASIRT's 2007 Global Road Safety Week Montgomery County Initiative.



Potomac Gazette Article Features ASIRT

Read Peggy Vaughn's May 2, 2007 article about ASIRT's Montgomery County Initiative in the Potomac Gazette.


ASIRT in The Economist

Read what ASIRT President Rochelle Sobel has to say in The Economist (May 3, 2007).


ASIRT in The New York Times

 "The Biggest Little-Noticed Hazard" appeared on April 17, 2007, featuring ASIRT's role in promoting safety for travelers.  Read the article here.


ASIRT in the Washington Post

Read about the global concern for road safety here (April 20, 2007).