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2022 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheet: Aging Road Users

Katherine L. Chen
Bor-Wen Tsai
Garrett Fortin
Jill F. Cooper
2022
The older adult population in the United States aged 65 and older is expected to almost double between 2016 and 2060, from 49 million to 95 million. In 2020, there were 6,549 people aged 65 and older killed in traffic crashes in the United States; this accounted for 16.9 percent of all traffic fatalities. Older drivers 65 and older involved in fatal crashes decreased by 9.8 percent between 2019 and 2020.

As drivers age, physical and mental changes including reduced visual acuity, increased fragility, restricted movement, and cognitive impairment may directly and indirectly result in...

Impact of the Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training Program: Insights from the 2022 Follow-Up Survey

July 29, 2022

According to the latest traffic safety data from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 42,915 traffic fatalities in 2021, a 10.5% increase from 2020. This alarming trend was also seen for those walking and biking in our communities, with 7,342 pedestrian fatalities (a 13% increase from 2020) and 985 bicyclist/pedalcyclist fatalities (a 5% increase from 2020) in 2021. These deaths are unacceptable and preventable. Ensuring that our communities are safe for...

New Publication - Highway Crashes in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Considerations

August 8, 2022
New publication provides insights on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on road safety in California

SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek, former Postdoctoral Researcher Praveen Vayalamkuzhi, and Applications Program Manager SangHyouk Oum have co-authored a book chapter, "Highway Crashes in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights and Considerations" as part of the new publication "Pandemic in the Metropolis:...

Building Programs in Spanish: The Importance of Culturally Relevant Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Programming

July 18, 2022
Building Programs in Spanish: The Importance of Culturally Relevant Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Programming

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2022
TIME: 10am - 11am, PDT

Graphic showing 4 rows of 4 Loteria cards featuring safety strategies based on the Safe System Apporach

Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks as we...

Join us for an upcoming Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in Hollywood, Fort Jones & Fillmore

August 15, 2022

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 Contact Information | Flyer Hollywood August 18, 2022 For assistance, call or email: Vane Fernandez, (562) 265-8522, vane@calwalks.org |...

8/9: Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in South Stockton

August 2, 2022

 South Stockton, Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 5p-7p" in blue, black, & white text on a stacked yellow and blue background with blue and orange spheres in the corners

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in South Stockton!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Tuesday, August 9th, from 5pm-7pm for a Community Pedestrian...

New Resource: Strengthening Partnerships Peer Exchange Series Summaries Now Available

July 12, 2022

This spring, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, in collaboration with California Walks, rolled out a new resource for former Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training program participants. Funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), we convened residents, agency staff, and other transportation safety advocates for a three-part virtual peer exchange, ...

NEW: Safe System Strategies for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Toolkit

July 5, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to share the new Safe System Strategies for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Toolkit, which provides a starting point for anyone looking to plan a bikeable and walkable community. It lists potential community improvements that can help create a safer community with the Safe System Approach.

Safe System Approach to Road Safety:

The Safe System Approach focuses on saving lives, with the understanding that humans make...

SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek presents at North Carolina Vision Zero Leadership Team Institute

July 7, 2022

On Monday, June 27, 2022 UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Vision Zero held the 2nd Annual NC Vision Zero Leadership Team Institute. The event included a presentation with SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek, "Safer Speeds: Considerations for Speed Limits and Management." safer roads, vehicles, speeds

In this presentation...

7/25: Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in El Cerrito/Richmond Annex, Bay to Hills

July 7, 2022

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Workshop flyer for El Cerrito/Richmond Annex on July 25, 2022

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in El Cerrito/Richmond Annex, Bay to Hills!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Monday, July 25th, from 6pm-8pm for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training...