What is Commuterama?

Commuterama is comprised of commuters just like you.  Our mission is to improve the commuter's quality of life and so we are determined to provide tools and services focused on what's truly helpful for you as a commuter.

One of those tools is Commuterama.com.  This will not just be another website with real-time traffic information.  We realize that there are many different facets to commuting and no one-size-fits-all solution to fix the increasing levels of congestion our cities face today, or will be facing in the future.  We plan to take a fresh approach as we develop our services, exploiting the most out of technology as we go along. 

Although we are in development mode, we would definitely love to hear from you. Feel free to share any ideas and wishes you may have about your commute by emailing ideas@commuterama.com.

Traffic Safety

Personal electronics have without a doubt improved our way of life.  We’re now able to communicate in ways that people only imagined a few decades ago.  Commuters are also now able to get up-to-the-minute traffic reports right in their hands even if they’re out and about.

Unfortunately, the proliferation of personal electronics has only increased the dangers of commuting for all commuters, whether you’re operating a vehicle or not.  Not too long ago, 25 souls were lost when a commuter train in Southern California collided with a freight train.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) faulted the commuter train’s engineer for the collision, concluding that he was distracted by text messages while on duty.

As easy as driving has become today, drivers must remain alert and remember that they’re still operating a vehicle that has a great potential of causing bodily harm.  Pedestrians also must be vigilant of their surroundings.  Pedestrians should never assume that drivers, motorcyclists, or even bicyclists will automatically yield to them.

The U.S. Government defines distracted driving as being “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.”  It has unfortunately, become an epidemic in today’s fast-paced society.

The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses.  This is the reason why Commuterama is proud to support LADOT, Watch the Road, the TIP Network, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in their traffic safety education efforts.  April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Although it's not April yet, it's never to early to start being safe.

Technology is meant to improve the quality of life, not help take it.  So please watch the road.