|Online Newsletter of the UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center: Volume 3, No. 4, Winter 2006-2007|
Welcome to the
Timing Is Everything: The TSC looks at pedestrian crossing signals on a busy Bay Area thoroughfare.
Walking and Bicycling to School: Making it Safe Safe Routes to School study delivered to California State Legislature.
Crosswalk Confusion Pedestrians and drivers need more information. Or do they?
Closing the Gate on Rail Crossing Crashes An evaluation of where best to intervene
News about TSC
Now online: Webcast of Vision Science and Society Symposium honoring the work of Theodore Cohn, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering and Vision Science, UC Berkeley.
TSC graduate student Meghan Fehlig Mitman shares best poster award at UCTC 2007 Student Research Conference.
Dick Jackson on the Built Environment "Syndemic": What's good for the planet is good for our children, the pediatrician and adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning told students and staff during a February Traffic Safety Center Research Seminar.
TSC Director David Ragland Presents the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar, "The Role of Driver Behavior in Traffic Collisions." While it is likely true that driver behavior is the most important immediate, or proximal, factor in traffic crashes, there are several important qualifications.
TSC at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board: Go to the TSC Presentations Page for fuller descriptions and links to the TRB Web Site.
New Outside Links Added to TSC Web site
Unconscious Motivators and Situational Safety Belt Use The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a report that explores whether unconscious defense mechanisms can be overcome to encourage the full-time use of safety belts.
Aggressive Driving Transportation Review The National Conference of State Legislatures has released a transportation review. Download report from NCSL>> RURAL SAFETY WEBSITE The University of Minnesota has created a new website associated with its Center for Excellence in Rural Safety. Go to Web site>>
Driving: Through the Eyes of Teens: Results from a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/State Farm Insurance national survey and focus groups of high school students in the U.S.
Also, Governors Highway Safety Association reaction to the report as it pertains to graduate licensing laws and other policies.
Page of useful outside links on TSC Web site>>
Funding for this newsletter was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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