Crash and Safety Resources and Research

document An accident waiting to happen, Accident Analysis and Prevention
"There are about 75,000 pedestrian crashes in the United States each year. Approximately 5000 of these crashes are fatal, accounting for 12% of all roadway deaths. On college campuses, pedestrian exposure and crash- ...more >
document Impact Speed and a Pedestrian's Risk of Severe Injury or Death, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
This study estimates of the risk of severe injury or death for pedestrians struck by vehicles at various speeds. ...more >
document Chicago Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collisions 2001-2005, Federal Highway Administration
This report describes the methods and sources of data used and developed, and summarizes roadway/environmental, and vehicle/person characteristics of pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions for the City of Chicago. ...more >
document Strategies for Reducing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Injury at the Corridor Level, California Department of Transportation
This study was conducted to develop methods for identifying sites where there is potential for significant reductions in pedestrian and bicyclist injury. ...more >
document Traffic Safety Facts - Children, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This briefing presents child traffic fatality and injury statistics, based on data collected in 2008. Subsections focus on child pedestrian safety trends. ...more >
document Incidence Rates of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes by Hybrid Electric Passenger Vehicles: An Update, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report seeks to understand the relationship of pedestrian- and bicyclist-motor vehicle crashes by vehicle type, specifically hybrid electric vehicles. ...more >
document Safer Vulnerable Road Users: Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Motorcyclists, and Older Users, US Department of Transportation
This is one paper in a series intended to develop a National Strategy on Highway Safety. ...more >
document When Distracted Road Users Cross Paths, Public Roads Magazine, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This paper examines the role of distraction — both among drivers and pedestrians — in yielding behaviors at crosswalks on the college campus. ...more >
document Contents and Assessment of Traffic Education Programmes, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
In addition to outlining the importance of education programs, this document presents a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of existing programs. ...more >
document Sense and Nonsense About Shared Space,
This paper examines the traffic safety improvements and potential conflicts associated with shared space implementation in Germany and the Netherlands. ...more >