Volume 2019, Issue 01


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 HSRC presentations and publications, October 2018 – March 2019.

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Carter, D., Harrell, S., & Gomola Mullin, C. (2019). Synthesis of information on red-light camera programs and effects. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Highway Safety Research Center.

Carter, D., & O’Brien, S.W. (2019, January). Glow-in-the-dark pathways and transportation materials: A synthesis of currently available technologies, completed projects, and associated costs. In Proceedings of the 97th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Cherry, C., Hezaveh, A. M., Noltenius, M., Khattak, A., Merlin, L., Dumbaugh, E., Ragland, D. R., & Sandt, L. (2018, November). Completing the picture of traffic injuries: Understanding data needs and opportunities for road safety (Final Report). Chapel Hill, NC: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety.

Clamann, M. (2018, November). Guest lecture: Introduction to human factors, ECE590-Human-Computer Interaction, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering.

Clamann, M. (2019, January). Guest lecture: Autonomous vehicles: Technology and policy, law of emerging policies, UNC School of Law.

Clamann, M., & Pullen-Seufert, N. (2019, January). Automated vehicles and safety around schools. [Presentation]. TRB School Transportation Subcommittee.

Clamann, M. (2019, January). First pedestrian fatality from an automated vehicle. [Presentation]. TRB Pedestrians and Autonomous Vehicle Interaction Subcommittee.

Clamann, M. (2019, January). A human factors perspective on designing for all. [Presentation]. Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, Coffee and Conversation Lecture Series.

Clamann, M. (2019). Automated vehicles and schools: An analysis of deployment issues. In Stanton, N. et al. (eds.) 10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences, Springer.

Combs, T. S., Sandt, L. S., Clamann, M. P., & McDonald, N. C. (2019). Automated vehicles and pedestrian safety: Exploring the promise and limits of pedestrian detection. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 56(1), 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.06.024

Foss, R., Wang, Y., O’Brien, N., Goodwin, A., & Harrell, S. (2019) Evaluation of an advanced driver training program for young traffic offenders. [Presentation]. 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC.

Harmon, K., Ising A., Sandt, L., & Waller, A. (2019, January). Evaluation of pedestrian/bicycle crash injury case definitions for use with NC DETECT. Poster session presented at the International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Johnson, E., Kolbe, M. B., & LaJeunesse, S. (2018, October). Better together: Partnering to advance bicycling and walking. Presented at the NC Bike/Walk Summit. Raleigh, NC.

Kumfer, W., Harkey, D., Lan, B., Srinivasan, R., Carter, D., Patel Nujjetty, A., … Tan, C. (2019). Identification of critical intersection angle through crash modification functions. Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board. doi:10.1177/0361198119828682

Kumfer, W., LaJeunesse, S., Sandt, L., & Thomas, L. (2019). Speed, kinetic energy, and the safe systems approach to safer roadways. ITE Journal, 32–36.

Kumfer, W., Thomas, L., Sandt, L. & Lan, B. (2019). Midblock pedestrian crash predictions in a systemic, risk-based pedestrian safety process. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. (in press)

Kumfer, W., & LaJeunesse, S. (2019). Safe systems and systems science: The CSCRS approach. Presented at the business meeting ANB10: Transportation Safety Management Committee, 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2019.

LaJeunesse, S. (2019, January). Complete streets as safe systems. Invited presentation for the PLAN 590 Complete, Safe, Equitable Streets course. Chapel Hill, NC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2019, January). Safe systems and safety culture. Invited presentation to the Roadway Safety Culture Subcommittee. Washington, DC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2019, January). Building systems into a safe system: From theory to practice. Presentation at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2018, November). Getting to Safe Systems: Changing the road safety paradigm one coordinated action at a time. Invited presentation for the Active Knox Healthy Communities by Design Speaker Series. Knoxville, TN.

LaJeunesse. S., Edwards, C., Lacy, K., Watterson, B., & Watson, B. (2018, October). Shaping better transit safety outcomes through a systems perspective. [Presentation]. NCDOT Public Transit Division Training Conference. Chapel Hill, NC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2018, October). Active routes to school: What’s “behind the data?” [Presentation]. NC Bike/Walk Summit. Raleigh, NC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2018, October). A brief history of road safety in the U.S. and potential pathways forward. Invited presentation for the PLAN 636 Urban Transportation Planning course. Chapel Hill, NC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2018, October). Designing Vision Zero for diffusion with a focus on youth. Invited presentation for the Northeast Pedestrian Safety Summit. Waltham, MA.

LaJeunesse, S. (2018, October). Pedestrian injury: A little understood public health crisis. Invited presentation for the UNC Injury as a Public Health Problem course. Chapel Hill, NC.

LaJeunesse, S. (2018, October). Making active school travel happen. Keynote address presented at the Ontario Active School Travel Summit. Toronto, Ontario.

LaJeunesse, S., Heiny, S., Evenson, K. R., Fiedler, L. M., & Cooper, J. F. (2018, November). Diffusing innovative road safety practice: A social network approach to identifying opinion leading U.S. cities. Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(8), 832-837. doi:10.1080/15389588.2018.1527031.

Liu, J., Wen, H., Zhu, D., & Kumfer, W. (2019). Investigation of the contributory factors to the guessability of traffic signs. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(1). doi:10.3390/ijerph16010162

Owens, J. M., Sandt, L., Morgan, J. F., Sundararajan, S., Clamann, M., Manocha, D., … Cooper, J. F. (2019). Challenges and opportunities for the intersection of vulnerable road users (VRU) and automated vehicles (AVS). In G. Meyer & S. Beiker (Eds.), Road vehicle automation 5 (pp. 207–217). Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94896-6_18

Sandt, L. (2018, January 6). Leveraging investment in AV R&D to foster ped/bike safety and mobility. Paper presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.

Sandt, L. (2018, January 13). The rapid rise in pedestrian fatalities: Changing driver and pedestrian behavior to save pedestrian lives. TRB Human Factors Workshop at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.

Sandt, L. (2018-2019). Dockless electric kick scooter systems: What we know and don’t know. Presentations made at the Brain Injury Council, Raleigh, NC ( 2018, December 12); NCDOT ECHS, Raleigh, NC (2019, January 11); TRB Pedestrian Committee, Raleigh, NC (2019, January 14); DHHS Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Meeting, Raleigh, NC (2019, February 18).

Wang, Y., Choi, B.J., Kuo, M., & Baggett, C. (2019). Linking data from multiple sources to enhance research on young drivers. [Presentation]. 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC.