Pedestrian Safety

Join us for an upcoming Comunidades Activas y Seguras workshop in Lamont and Fresno!

August 8, 2023

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks for an upcoming Comunidades Activas y Seguras (CAyS) workshop in the following communities:

Community Date Flyer Lamont, Kern County Friday, August 11, 2023 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm English |...

Join us for an upcoming Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in Riverside and Menifee!

July 31, 2023

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks for an upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) in the following communities:

Community Date Flyer Liberty Elementary School, Riverside Thursday, August 17, 2023 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm English |...

Explore our latest CPBST reports!

August 3, 2023

As the summer rolls on, our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Program (CPBST) continues to work with communities across the state of California to advance their pedestrian and bicycle safety goals. In 2023, the CPBST program is partnering with 7 new communities to:

review pedestrian and bicycle crash data and safety strategies;

facilitate a walking and biking assessment;

strategize with participants to define specific community pedestrian...

Injury Prevention and Control

Course banner with photos left to right of EMT responding to a traffic crash, a firearm with bullets, and a bicycle helmet in a crosswalk Fall 2023: Public Health Injury Prevention and Control Public Health 285A 2 units (3 units w/publishable paper) | Course #30019 Friday, 12pm - 2pm | Berkeley Way West 1212 Course Overview Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1- 44, and the leading cause of years of potential...

Course Announcement: Fall 2023 Public Health Injury Prevention and Control

July 26, 2023

Course flyer banner showing images of EMT responding to a car crash, a firearm with bullets, and a crosswalk with a crashed bicycle and helmet

Download Course PDF COURSE OVERVIEW Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1- 44, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost up to...

2022 Statewide Traffic Safety Survey Summary

Cooper, Jill F.
2022

2022 marked the thirteenth year of the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) California’s Annual Traffic Safety Study. The study is intended to create a better understanding of trends in traffic safety behaviors and help focus traffic safety programs, which include enforcement efforts along with public education campaigns to ensure they are effective in targeting areas with disproportionate traffic safety injuries. The survey is sponsored by the OTS while being administered by Ewald and Wasserman Research Consultants along with University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and...

California Traffic Safety Survey 2023: Speeding and aggressive driving, distracted driving, and drunk driving biggest safety concerns

July 3, 2023

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to release the 2023 California Traffic Safety Survey led by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants (E&W). This study was conducted on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Speeding and...

CPBST 7/11: Promoting safe walking, biking and rolling in Bell Gardens

July 5, 2023

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with seven communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. Join us for the next CPBST of 2023 in Bell Gardens on Tuesday, July 11th!

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Towards a Safer California: Addressing the Road Safety Needs of Older Adults

Lekshmy Hirandas
2023

With an aging state population, it is crucial to understand the factors that contribute to road safety among adults aged 65 and older and identify at-risk neighborhoods for targeted interventions. In this context, this report analyzes fatal and serious injury (FSI) trends and patterns among aging road users, including older pedestrians and bicyclists, with a focus on identifying neighborhoods at risk for crashes based on senior FSI rates. 2178 census tracts (32.7%) were deemed as being potential at-risk neighborhoods, as they all exceeded the state average senior FSI rate of 120 per 100,...

California Traffic Safety Survey 2023

Ewald, Katrin
Wasserman, Lisa
2023

Similar to the survey waves since 2020, the 2023 California Traffic Safety Public Opinion Study was conducted by Ewald & Wasserman Research (E&W) on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center of UC Berkeley (SafeTREC), with an online self-administered survey. Survey panelists were provided through Marketing Services Group, a commercial sample and panel vendor.

The eligibility criteria for participating in the study were possessing a valid California driver’s license and being 18 years or older. Eligible...