Eighth United States-Japan Workshop on Advanced Technology in Highway Engineering

Nighttime and Pedestrian Safety

Federal Highway Administration

The workshop was hosted by the United States November 15-19, 1999, and was held at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Five Japanese officials and researchers were invited to participate in the workshop. FHWA personnel, as well as several local
and private sector representatives, participated in the workshop.

Focus areas included: general statistics and trends in the U.S. and Japan; pedestrian crashes; TEA-21 and pedestrian planning; disabled and elderly pedestrians; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application for pedestrian safety; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) activities; traffic calming in the U.S. and Japan; overview of nighttime crashes in the U.S. and Japan; and Japanese studies on traffic safety countermeasures at nighttime and ultraviolet lighting.

Filed in: Engineering, Plans and Policies, Crashes and Safety, Funding

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