Tag: Pedestrians

  • August 8th, 2022

In the context of pedestrian and bicyclist safety, the theory of Jacobsen’s 2003 “ Safety in Numbers” (SIN) posits an inverse relationship between the extent of walking and bicycling and the probability of motorist collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists. A literature review was conducted to summarize the state of research on SIN and identify potential […]

  • June 23rd, 2022

T his fact sheet contains information on fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and non-fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes from the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES) and Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS). A change instituted with the release of 2020 data is […]

  • June 13th, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – Some troubling statistics on accidents involving pedestrians not just across the state, but closer to home here as well. There doesn’t seem to be a clear reason why there’s an upward trend. What is clear is that it’s happening too frequently. Here’s what we learned. Last year, law enforcement in Alabama […]

  • April 4th, 2022

Introduction: This is the first known study that examines the association between common pedestrian crash types and passenger vehicle types. Method: The analysis included single-vehicle, single-pedestrian crashes from two data sets: North Carolina state crash data and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). We performed separate multinomial logistic regression analyses of major pedestrian crash types […]

  • February 23rd, 2022

We have developed components of a system to identify and measure vehicle and pedestrian trajectories, speed, inter-vehicle gaps and using video feeds from arbitrary traffic surveillance cameras. The potential impact to transportation safety is the ability to detect crashes in real-time and capturing near crashes or accidents and their context. Real-time analysis allows for immediate […]

  • February 18th, 2022

Objective: Automatic emergency braking (AEB) that detects pedestrians has great potential to reduce pedestrian crashes. The objective of this study was to examine its effects on real-world police-reported crashes. Methods: Two methods were used to assess the effects of pedestrian-detecting AEB on pedestrian crash risk. Vehicles with and without the system were examined on models […]

  • January 24th, 2022

By WSFA 12 News Staff Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM CST MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is launching a new public safety campaign called “Everyone is a Pedestrian” after noting a “dramatic increase” in pedestrian-related crashes and deaths. ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division and its law enforcement partners across the state investigated […]

  • October 8th, 2021

More than 6 in 10 people walk for transportation, exercise, relaxation, or for other activities. The benefits of walking extend beyond personal and physical, to environmental benefits that can lead to healthier, quieter, cleaner, and safer streets. Walking can also improve local economies and enhance social and community engagement, leading to more vibrant, resilient, and […]

  • September 29th, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers continues a decade-long trend in the wrong direction during the pandemic, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and its State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) members are marking the second annual National Pedestrian Safety Month this October by taking steps to address the […]

  • June 1st, 2021

In 2019, over 7,000 pedestrians and cyclists—about 20 per day—died in collisions with motor vehicles in the United States, up from about 4,800 in 2009. Road users’ behaviors can affect pedestrian and cyclist safety, along with other factors like vehicle and road design. NHTSA provides states with over $500 million annually to address the behavioral […]