Crash and Safety Resources and Research

document National Pedestrian Crash Report, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Analyzed trends in pedestrian fatalities and police-reported motor vehicle crashes involving a pedestrian in the US. Pedestrian fatalities declined between 1997 and 2006. The probability of a pedestrian fatality increased. ...more >
multimedia Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT), Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) is a crash typing software product intended to assist state and local pedestrian/bicycle coordinators, planners and engineers with improving walking and bicycling safety through the development and analysis of a database containing details associated with crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists. ...more >
document The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Highway Safety Problem as it Relates to the Hispanic Population in the United States, Center for Applied Research, Inc., Federal Highway Administration
This document describes the level of involvement of Hispanics in pedestrian and bicycle crashes. ...more >
document Crosswalk Marking Field Visibility Study, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objective of this study was to investigate the relative daytime and nighttime visibility of three crosswalk marking patterns: transverse lines, continental, and bar pairs. ...more >
document Evaluation of Automated Pedestrian Detection at Signalized Intersections, Federal Highway Administration
Automated pedestrian detection systems provide the means to detect the presence of pedestrians as they approach the curb prior to crossing the street, and then "call" the Walk signal without any action required on the part of the pedestrian. ...more >
document Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This study examined the effects of the RRFB at uncontrolled marked crosswalks. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plan: Recommendations for Research and Product Development, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Strategic Plan identifies 28 new research topics to address four primary categories of research needs. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plan: Background Report, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This Background Report provides the knowledge base behind the Strategic Plan and documents the activities and findings of the project that support the development of the Plan. ...more >
document An Analysis of Factors Contributing to "Walking Along Roadway" Crashes: Research Study and Guidelines for Sidewalks and Walkways, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This study for the Federal Highway Administration was conducted to determine the roadway, traffic, and socio-economic factors related to pedestrian "walking along roadway" crashes involving motor vehicles. ...more >
document Evaluation of HAWK Signal at Georgia Avenue and Hemlock Street, NW in the District of Columbia, District Department of Transportation
A High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal was installed at an intersection in Washington DC to reduce incidences of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts as well as overall crashes involving pedestr ...more >