In March, HSRC hosted National Safety Council President & CEO Debbie Hersman to discuss how our organizations can work together to promote safety.
Congressman David Price, National Safety Council President & CEO Debbie Hersman and certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians hosted a car seat check in Chapel Hill, N.C.
HSRC researcher Yudan Wang was presented with a 2017 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholarship at the Lifesavers conference in Charlotte, N.C.
Students at Eagle College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz., put the pedal to the metal to help kick off their school’s 2017 Bike to School Day event.
The Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Clearinghouse recently debuted two new resources for practitioners across the country:
Synthesis of Countermeasure Service Life and Crash Severity Costs User Guide: The Federal Highway Administration conducted a synthesis to identify information used by states for countermeasure service life and crash severity costs. The results of the synthesis are included in this user guide. www.cmfclearinghouse.org/resources_servlifecrashcostguide.cfm
State Selected CMF Lists: This resource encourages states to develop their own internal state CMF lists and provides examples of states who have done that. www.cmfclearinghouse.org/stateselectedlist.cfm
HSRC is working to make it easier to explore the Center’s research archives. The Publications page of the HSRC website has undergone significant additions and now features a citations list of the scholarship produced by HSRC researchers over the last fifty years. These citations include reports, journal articles, conference papers and other materials. Many of the citations include a hyperlink to the item if it is freely available online, and otherwise to an online abstract that includes information on how to obtain full access. For access to items that do not include a link, please contact Chris Gomola Mullin, the HSRC Librarian, at email@example.com.
HSRC is building a full text searchable database for all open access HSRC research. Stay tuned for more updates from the HSRC library!
HSRC researchers and staff regularly publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present research results at professional meetings and trade conferences in the fields of transportation, safety, research and public health. Below is a list of recent presentations and publications.
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Budowski, A., Mclaughlin, F., Nordback, K., & Montufar, J. (2017). Estimating seasonal average daily bicyclists from 2-hour short duration counts. Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
Foss, R. (2017, January). How a bill really becomes a law: Combining evidence and political savvy to increase teen driver safety. [Graduate Seminar Presentation]. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Foss, R. (2017, February). Driving after drinking: Problem, prevalence & prevention. [Invited Presentation]. NC Department of Health & Human Services, Raleigh, NC.
Foss, R. (2017, March). Designing the driver licensing system to reduce crashes, deaths & injuries involving young drivers. [Invited Presentation]. Ohio GDL Coalition, Worthington, OH.
Foss, R. (2017, March). Graduated driver licensing and teen driver crashes in North Carolina. [Invited Presentation]. NC Senate Judiciary Committee, Raleigh, NC.
Foss, R. (2017, March). High school start times and teenage driver crashes. [Presentation]. 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, San Diego, CA.
Foss, R. (2017, March). Fine-tuning your message to get action on young driver safety policies. [Presentation]. Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Charlotte, NC.
Foss, R. (2017, March). Reducing nighttime teen driver crashes with science-based driver licensing policies. [Presentation]. Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Charlotte, NC.
Gibson, G., Nordback, K., Kothuri, S., Ferenchak, N., & Marshall, W. (2017). Motorist-cyclist crash data needs for safety analysis. Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies, Washington, DC.
Kothuri, S., Nordback, K., McLeod, P., Petritsch, T., Rose, E., & Twaddell, H. (2017). Pedestrians count! How to measure foot traffic. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
LaJeunesse, S. (2017, January 8). Theory and Evidence-Based Means of Addressing Speeds and other Risky Behaviors [PowerPoint slides].Paper presented at the 96th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC. Retrieved from https://annualmeeting.mytrb.org/interactiveprogram/Details/5359.
LaJeunesse, S. & DeMarco, M. (2016, November 1). Physical Activity and Economic Impacts of Walking Distance Signs: A Downtown Chapel Hill, NC Panel Study [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO. Retrieved from https://apha.confex.com/apha/144am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/353568
LaJeunesse, S. & Heiny, S. (2016, December 2). Vision Zero with a Youth Lens: A Positive Deviance Study of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Outcomes [PowerPoint slides]. Paper presented at the 10th University Transportation Center Spotlight Conference Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. Retrieved from http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/Conferences/2016/UTC/CH-7-LaJeunesse.pdf.
Nordback, K. (2017, February). Pedestrian and bicycle count programs, Parts 1 & 2. [Webinar]. Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center.
Nordback, K. (2016, December). State-wide pedestrian and bicycle miles travelled: Can we estimate it? [Webinar]. TREC: Transportation Insight for Vibrant Communities.
Nordback, K. (2016, September). National bicycle and pedestrian data quality. Paper presented at the ProWalk/ProBike/ProPlace Conference, Vancouver, BC.
Nordback, K. (2016, May). Pedestrian Exposure Data. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Pedestrian Safety Panel, Washington DC.
Nordback, K., Gibson, G., Kothuri, S., Ferenchak, N., & Marshall, W. (2016, December). Motorist-cyclist crash data needs for safety analysis. Paper presented at the University Transportation Center Spotlight Conference, Washington, DC.
Nordback, K., Figliozzi, M., Kothuri, S., Phillips, t., Schrope, A., & Gorecki, C. (2016). Bicycle counts using pneumatic tubes. Paper presented at NATMEC,Miami, FL.
Nordback, K., Sellinger, M., & Phillips, T. (2017). Estimating walking and bicycling at the state level. (No. NITC-RR-708). Portland, OR: National Institute for Transportation and Communities.
Thomas, L. J.; Thirsk, N. J.; Zegeer, C. V. (2016). Application of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments for Streets and Highways. (NCHRP Synthesis Report 498). Washington, DC: National Transportation Research Board.
Srinivasan, R., Carter, D., & Lan, B. (2017). Crash modification factors for signal installation with and without left turn lanes on two lane roads in rural and suburban areas. 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. , Paper 17-03743
Zegeer, C. V., Lyon, C., Srinivasan, R., Persaud, B., Lan, B., Smith, S., Carter, D., Thirsk, N., Zegeer, J., Ferguson, E., Van Houten, R., Sundstrom, C. (2017). Development of crash modification factors for uncontrolled pedestrian crossing treatments. (No. NCHRP Research Report 841). Washington DC: National Transportation Research Board. doi:0.17226/24627
Zegeer, C. V., Lyon, C., Srinivasan, R., Persaud, B., Lan, B., Smith, S., Carter, D., Thirsk, N., Zegeer, J., Ferguson, E., Van Houten, R., Sundstrom, C. (2017). Development of crash modification factors for uncontrolled pedestrian crossing treatments. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2636, 1-8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2636-01
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HSRC researchers and staff regularly attend and present at road safety conferences. The following are conferences HSRC staff will attend over the next three months:
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