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Child pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable users of our transportation systems, and they deserve particular attention when we consider traffic safety. Part 1 of this report identifies locations in urban areas where child pedestrians are at particular risk for fatal collisions with vehicles. We...

 

The roadside area where fixed-object hazards are explicitly minimized is called the clear zone, which became standard design practice soon after the 1966 Congressional hearings on road and automobile safety. Mounting evidence, however, is beginning to cast doubt on what we think we know about the impact...

 

Traditional pedestrian and bicyclist safety analyses typically examine crashes, injuries, or fatalities. However, this reactive approach only accounts for the places where people are currently walking or biking and those that are doing so. Would a proactive approach – examining areas where pedestrian...

 

Due to the recent oil boom, the Fort Berthold Reservation has experienced a dramatic increase in highway and local traffic. To support energy transportation and provide safe roads, the reservation needs cost-efficient and effective transportation planning for present and future needs. A quality road...

 

Providing acute medical care outside of the hospital, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is crucial in rural environments where hospitals are not close by and are difficult to access. This study used the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) South Dakota data to exemplify the establishment of data-driven...

 

In this study, we estimated the travel response time between the ambulance locations and the demand points and between the demand points and the hospitals. The estimation was conducted in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by utilizing the shortest path algorithm. The demand points were randomly generated...

 

Given the sparsely distributed crashes across various highway systems, this study designed an empirical Bayes (EB) based sliding window technique within a spatial context. By examining roadway safety spatially, the safety analysts are able to account for high-risk locations completely within longer predefined...

 

In this paper, findings from a national survey on technology use by agencies providing transit service to rural areas are presented. The survey collected data on agency use of information and communications technologies, transit-specific technology, as well as characteristics of its manager. The survey...

 

An integrated mobile testing study that utilized a large truck equipped with various testing equipment was conducted on Interstate I-70 in Colorado. The field study integrated wind measurement, vehicle dynamic monitoring and geospatial multimedia technology on a real-time and synchronized basis. Essential...

 

Animal-vehicle crashes are a concern for many areas of the country but are a particular concern for rural areas such as Wyoming. While there is considerable literature available on the effectiveness of various animal-vehicle countermeasures, such as fencing and signing, there is currently little quantifiable...

 
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