Traffic Safety and Injury Control Civil and Environmental Engineering C265 (Cross Listed with Public Health C285) 3 Units Tu-Th 3:30-5PM 212 O’Brien
Injuries from traffic crashes are a major cause of death and disability in the United States and around the world. In the United States, for people aged 1-34, injuries from traffic crashes are the LEADING cause of death and disability. The course will examine principles of engineering and behavioral science relevant to preventing traffic collisions and subsequent injury. Human behavior, vehicle design, and roadway design will be considered as interacting approaches to preventing traffic crashes and injuries. Safety of vulnerable road users (primarily pedestrians and bicyclists) will be covered extensively.