Crash and Safety Resources and Research

document Police Enforcement and Driving Speed, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
The paper evaluates current techniques used by police to enforce speed limits, and recommends new strategies. ...more >
document Crossing Facilities for Cyclists and Pedestrians, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
This document presents data on roadway crossing safety, and recommends strategies that can be incorporated to better-understand and improve crossing facilities. ...more >
document Pedestrians, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
This report briefly presents pedestrian safety statistics and gives an overview of techniques used to improve safety. ...more >
web Proven Safety Countermeasures, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety
This website provides documentation and information on several countermeasures that have shown to be effective in improving roadway safety. ...more >
document Vulnerable Road Users, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
This paper defines a "vulnerable" road user, and presents methods for determining who is vulnerable, as well as measures for protecting these individuals. ...more >
document Assessment of Driver Yield Rates Pre- and Post-RRFB Installation in Bend, Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation
This report evaluates the effects of the installation of two Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) on driver yielding behavior in Bend, Oregon. ...more >
document Bicycle Helmets, Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
The report outlines the importance of bicycle helmets, from good fit to frequent use, and gives statistics related to their use. ...more >
document Signalized Intersection Enhancements that Benefit Pedestrians, America Walks, Fehr and Peers
This resource summarizes treatments for improving pedestrian safety at signalized intersections. ...more >
document Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report, Alliance for Biking and Walking
The benchmarking report analyzes bicycling and walking mode share, safety, and funding data across the US. ...more >
document Spotlight on Pedestrian Safety, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA's aggressive approach to reducing the fatality rate in 13 States and 5 municipalities is showing promising results. ...more >