Measuring Road Safety with Surrogate Events

Measuring Road Safety with Surrogate Events
Author: Andrew Tarko
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128105054
ISBN 13: 9780128105054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Road Safety with Surrogate Events Book Review:

Measuring Road Safety Using Surrogate Events provides researchers and practitioners with the tools they need to quickly and effectively measure traffic safety. As traditional crash-based safety analyses are being undermined by today’s growing use of intelligent vehicular and road safety technologies, crash surrogates--or near misses--can be more effectively used to measure the future risk of crashes. This book advances the idea of using these near-crash techniques to deliver quicker and more adequate measurements of safety. It explores the relationships between traffic conflicts and crashes using an extrapolation of observed events rather than post-crash data, which is significantly slower to obtain. Readers will find sound estimation methods based on rigorous scientific principles, offering compelling new tools to better equip researchers to understand road safety and its factors. Consolidates the latest updates/ideas from disparate places into a single resource Establishes a consistent use of key terms, definitions and concepts to help codify this emerging field Contains numerous application-oriented case studies throughout Includes learning aids, such as chapter objectives, a glossary, and links to data used in examples

Non Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

Non Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa
Author: Winnie V. Mitullah,Marianne Vanderschuren,Meleckidzedeck Khayesi
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 1317086988
ISBN 13: 9781317086987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa Book Review:

What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these questions by presenting work on walking and cycling travel behaviour, the status of road safety in these cities, as well as an analysis of the infrastructure for walking and cycling, and the workings of the institutions responsible for planning for these modes. The book also presents case studies relating to particular opportunities and challenges, such as the development and evaluation of ‘walking bus’ interventions, and the opportunities micro-simulation of pedestrian interventions offers within a data-scarce environment. Non-motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa demonstrates that transport and urban planning remains situated in a logic of automobile-dependent transport planning and global city development. This logic of practice does not pay adequate attention to walking and cycling. It argues that a significant shift in both policy as well as political commitment is needed so as to prioritize walking and cycling as strategies for sustainable transport policy in urban Africa. This book will be a key text for practitioners and policy makers working in planning, transport policy and urban development in Africa, as well as students and scholars of African studies, development studies, urban geography, transport studies and sustainable development.

Safe Mobility

Safe Mobility
Author: Dominique Lord,Simon Washington
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 1786352230
ISBN 13: 9781786352231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe Mobility Book Review:

This book increases the level of knowledge on road safety contexts, issues and challenges; shares what can currently be done to address the variety of issues; and points to what needs to be done to make further gains in road safety.

Accident Surrogates for Use in Analyzing Highway Safety Hazards Volume III Appendices A G Final Report

Accident Surrogates for Use in Analyzing Highway Safety Hazards  Volume III  Appendices A G  Final Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075429327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Long Term Health and Highway Safety

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue  Long Term Health  and Highway Safety
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Transportation Research Board,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN 10: 0309392527
ISBN 13: 9780309392525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Long Term Health and Highway Safety Book Review:

There are approximately 4,000 fatalities in crashes involving trucks and buses in the United States each year. Though estimates are wide-ranging, possibly 10 to 20 percent of these crashes might have involved fatigued drivers. The stresses associated with their particular jobs (irregular schedules, etc.) and the lifestyle that many truck and bus drivers lead, puts them at substantial risk for insufficient sleep and for developing short- and long-term health problems. Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue, Long-Term Health and Highway Safety assesses the state of knowledge about the relationship of such factors as hours of driving, hours on duty, and periods of rest to the fatigue experienced by truck and bus drivers while driving and the implications for the safe operation of their vehicles. This report evaluates the relationship of these factors to drivers' health over the longer term, and identifies improvements in data and research methods that can lead to better understanding in both areas.

An Evaluation of Accident Surrogates for Safety Analysis of Rural Highways Volume 3 Appendixes Final Report

An Evaluation of Accident Surrogates for Safety Analysis of Rural Highways  Volume 3   Appendixes  Final Report
Author: K. W. Terhune
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075520398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Development of Warrants for Installation of Dual Right turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections

Development of Warrants for Installation of Dual Right turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections
Author: Yi Qi
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556042365973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development of Warrants for Installation of Dual Right turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections Book Review:

Right-turn lanes provide space for the deceleration and storage of right-turn vehicles, and separate turning vehicles from through movements. Dual right-turn lanes are increasingly used at urban intersections primarily for two reasons: (1) to accommodate high right-turn demands and avoid turn-pocket overflows, and/or (2) to prevent right-turn vehicles that exit from a nearby upstream freeway off-ramp (on the left of the roadway) from abruptly changing too many lanes toward the right-turn lane at the intersection. In addition, a number of other factors may affect the decisions on the installation of dual right-turn lanes. However, warrants for dual right lane installation are almost non-existent, leaving traffic engineers to rely on engineering judgment. This research aims to develop warrants for installation of dual right-turn lanes at signalized intersections. Both the operational and safety benefits/costs were analyzed by surveying traffic engineers and by conducting traffic simulation-based analysis. Microscopic traffic simulation model, VISSIM, was used to quantify the operation benefits and Surrogate Safety Assessment Model (SSAM) developed by Siemens was used to analyze the safety gains due to installation of dual right-turn lanes.

The Art of Regression Modeling in Road Safety

The Art of Regression Modeling in Road Safety
Author: Ezra Hauer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2014-12-10
ISBN 10: 331912529X
ISBN 13: 9783319125299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Regression Modeling in Road Safety Book Review:

This unique book explains how to fashion useful regression models from commonly available data to erect models essential for evidence-based road safety management and research. Composed from techniques and best practices presented over many years of lectures and workshops, The Art of Regression Modeling in Road Safety illustrates that fruitful modeling cannot be done without substantive knowledge about the modeled phenomenon. Class-tested in courses and workshops across North America, the book is ideal for professionals, researchers, university professors, and graduate students with an interest in, or responsibilities related to, road safety. This book also: · Presents for the first time a powerful analytical tool for road safety researchers and practitioners · Includes problems and solutions in each chapter as well as data and spreadsheets for running models and PowerPoint presentation slides · Features pedagogy well-suited for graduate courses and workshops including problems, solutions, and PowerPoint presentations · Equips readers to perform all analyses on a spreadsheet without requiring mastery of complex and costly software · Emphasizes understanding without esoteric mathematics · Makes assumptions visible and explains their role and consequences

Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004717199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research Results Digest National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Research Results Digest   National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Author: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924089712834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction

Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction
Author: Gary L. Rupp
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780768034967
ISBN 13: 0768034965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Metrics for Assessing Driver Distraction Book Review:

This text focuses on the study of secondary task demands imposed by in-vehicle devices on the driver while driving. It provides a mechanism for researchers to evaluate how in-vehicle devices such as navigation systems - as well as other devices such as cell phones - affect driver distraction and impact safety.

Highway Safety Literature

Highway Safety Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000011632076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Evaluation of Accident Surrogates for Safety Analysis of Rural Highways Volume 2 Technical Report Final Report

An Evaluation of Accident Surrogates for Safety Analysis of Rural Highways  Volume 2   Technical Report  Final Report
Author: K. W. Terhune
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 105
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075520406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medical Statistics

Medical Statistics
Author: Jennifer Peat,Belinda Barton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470755202
ISBN 13: 9780470755204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Statistics Book Review:

Holistic approach to understanding medical statistics This hands-on guide is much more than a basic medical statistics introduction. It equips you with the statistical tools required for evidence-based clinical research. Each chapter provides a clear step-by-step guide to each statistical test with practical instructions on how to generate and interpret the numbers, and present the results as scientific tables or graphs. Showing you how to: analyse data with the help of data set examples (Click here to download datasets) select the correct statistics and report results for publication or presentation understand and critically appraise results reported in the literature Each statistical test is linked to the research question and the type of study design used. There are also checklists for critically appraising the literature and web links to useful internet sites. Clear and concise explanations, combined with plenty of examples and tabulated explanations are based on the authors’ popular medical statistics courses. Critical appraisal guidelines at the end of each chapter help the reader evaluate the statistical data in their particular contexts.

Measuring Automated Vehicle Safety

Measuring Automated Vehicle Safety
Author: Laura Fraade-Blanar,Marjory S. Blumenthal,James M. Anderson,Nidhi Kalra
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781977401649
ISBN 13: 1977401643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This report presents a framework for measuring safety in automated vehicles (AVs): how to define safety for AVs, how to measure safety for AVs, and how to communicate what is learned or understood about AVs.

Smart Transportation Systems 2019

Smart Transportation Systems 2019
Author: Xiaobo Qu,Lu Zhen,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 9811386838
ISBN 13: 9789811386831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Transportation Systems 2019 Book Review:

The book gathers selected papers presented at the KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems (KES-STS 2019). Modern transportation systems have undergone a rapid transformation in recent years. This has produced a range of vehicle technology innovations such as connected vehicles, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, Hyperloop, and even flying cars, and with them, fundamental changes in transport systems around the world. The book discusses current challenges, innovations and breakthroughs in Smart Transportation Systems, as well as transport infrastructure modeling, safety analysis, freeway operations, intersection analysis, and other related cutting-edge topics.

Roundabouts as Safe and Modern Solutions in Transport Networks and Systems

Roundabouts as Safe and Modern Solutions in Transport Networks and Systems
Author: Elżbieta Macioszek,Rahmi Akçelik,Grzegorz Sierpiński
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 331998618X
ISBN 13: 9783319986180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roundabouts as Safe and Modern Solutions in Transport Networks and Systems Book Review:

This book offers a collection of guidelines that will be particularly useful to those making decisions concerning roundabouts as safe and modern solutions in transport networks and systems. The decision-making support systems described here will interest those who face the challenge of finding solutions to problems concerning modern transport systems on a daily basis. Consequently, the book is chiefly intended for local authorities involved in planning and preparing development strategies for specific transport-related issues (in both urban and regional contexts), as well as for representatives of business and industry who are directly engaged in the implementation of traffic engineering solutions. The guidelines provided in the respective chapters help to address the given problem soundly, and to simplify the selection of an appropriate strategy. The topics covered include traffic conditions and the performance of single-lane, two-lane and turbo roundabouts, road traffic safety analysis, analysis of road traffic safety improvements, surrogate safety measures at roundabouts, analysis of pedestrian behavior at pedestrian crossings with public transport vehicles, methods for assessing vehicle motion trajectory at single-lane roundabouts using visual techniques, making compact two-lane roundabouts effective for vulnerable road users, concepts for wireless electric vehicle charging near roundabouts, work zones, and temporary traffic control at roundabouts. Since the book also considers new approaches to theoretical models (including modeling roundabout capacity, models of critical gaps and follow-up headways for turbo roundabouts, and estimating roundabout delay while taking into account pedestrian impact), it will also appeal to researchers and scientists studying these problems. The book gathers selected papers presented at the 15th Scientific and Technical Conference “Transport Systems. Theory and Practice”, organized by the Department of Transport Systems and Traffic Engineering, Silesian University of Technology in Katowice, Poland on September 17–19, 2018.

Road Safety

Road Safety
Author: Hugh C. Foot,Antony J. Chapman,Frances M. Wade
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013041770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105016784220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings
Author: Adriano Alessandrini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 0128129948
ISBN 13: 9780128129944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings Book Review:

Implementing Automated Road Transport Systems in Urban Settings provides valuable, objective, often difficult-to-obtain data, gleaned from the largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) in the world to date. The book features chapters authored by those deeply involved in CityMobil2—providing an easily accessible, cross-referenced resource for data and information on each aspect of the project. Chapters cover vehicle technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, operating systems, future scenario analysis, automated and conventional vehicle comparisons, and legal frameworks for system implementation. The book examines project field tests, showing the technology’s adaptability and different requirements based on geographic location. Government officials, researchers, and transportation practitioners require real-world data and analysis in their efforts to bring automated and intelligent transport systems into the mainstream. The CityMobil2 demonstration transported more than 60,000 passengers in seven European cities, providing immense amounts of feedback and data to be analyzed. The book provides international expert opinion on this real-world data, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the project, as well as providing comparisons to both past and planned ARTS demonstration initiatives. The technical specifications developed from the project will help cities considering similar ARTS initiatives. Presents real-world data and valuable analysis from CityMobil2, the world’s largest demonstration project on automated road transport systems (ARTS) Assists policy makers seeking to implement their own ARTS, providing technical specifications, infrastructure analysis, as well as legal considerations Features a companion website with links to CityMobil2 demonstration videos, as well as links to detailed project documents Presents findings from CityMobil2, such as effects on daily trips per capita, average journey distance, and occupancy rate, and how they can affect the development of future ARTS projects Provides future ARTS scenario analysis, with information on planned, similar demonstrations