Safe System

Course Announcement: Fall 2022 Public Health Injury Prevention and Control

July 6, 2022

Photo collage showing emergency responders at a car crash, a gun with ammunition, and a crashed bicycle and bicycle helmet in a crosswalk

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Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1-44, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost up to age 65,...

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

Aqshems Nichols
Chen, Katherine L.
Jill F. Cooper
2022

The Community Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a collaborative project between UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks (Cal Walks) that seeks to assist communities with three goals:

Identifying and better understanding their local transportation safety needs; Developing and strengthening local partnerships between various stakeholders in their community; and Generating a community-specific action plan for improving the safety of active transportation in their area.

These objectives are pursued through...

6/30 webinar: Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

June 14, 2022
Applying the Safe System Approach to Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2022Graphic representing the adapted Safe System approach with a dark blue circle and six segments with overlaid white text and icons to show the six adapted principles and elements
TIME:
10am - 11am PDT
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California Traffic Safety Survey 2022: Speeding and Aggressive Driving Biggest Safety Concern

June 1, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to release the 2022 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 Aggressive Driving Biggest Safety Concern

Speeding and aggressive driving was the biggest safety concern for California drivers (75.0% of surveyed...

6/16: Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training in Woodward Park, Fresno

June 6, 2022

Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training Workshop flyer for Woodward Park, Fresno on June 16, 2022

Join us to promote safe walking, biking and rolling in Woodward Park, Fresno!

Join program partners UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (...

California Traffic Safety Survey 2022

Ewald, Katrin
Wasserman, Lisa
2022

Ewald & Wasserman Research (E&W) conducted the 2022 California Traffic Safety Public Opinion Study on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center of UC Berkeley (SafeTREC). Similar to previous years and since 2020, the data collection transitioned from an intercept survey to an online panel with survey panelists provided by Marketing Services Group, a commercial sample and panel vendor.

Panelists consisted of California drivers who were forwarded to an online survey portal programmed and managed by E&W...

Register now for 6/22 webinar: Strategies for managing the effects of kinetic energy in crashes

May 27, 2022

 Strategies for managing the effects of kinetic energy in crashes

Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC Co-Director and Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) Associate Director Offer Grembek for the latest session in the CSCRS Research to Practice Bytes Series on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 11:30am PT for "Strategies for managing the effects of kinetic energy in crashes." This session will...

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to be a part of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), a U.S. Department of Transportation-funded National University Transportation Center led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Highway Safety Research Center.

CSCRS is one of five national University Transportation Centers announced in November 2016. The Center unites leading university transportation research, planning, public health, data science and engineering programs with the mission to create...

Upcoming CPBST 5/26: Promoting safe walking and biking in Vacaville

May 10, 2022

This year, the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program will partner with 7 communities throughout California to discuss, plan, and implement active transportation safety improvements. We're excited to announce the 2022 CPBST program will launch with our first workshop in Vacaville on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 5:30pm!

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Peer Influence and Perceptions of Safety

May 2, 2022
New research brief explores the impacts of pluralistic ignorance on traffic safety perceptions

At the heart of active transportation systems are the people that use them. In a new research brief, Peer Influence and Perceptions of Safety, UC Berkeley SafeTREC's Graduate Student Researcher Aqshems Nichols and Co-Director Jill F. Cooper discuss the importance of considering perceptions in traffic safety analyses and the potential for investigating how a psychological phenomenon known as pluralistic ignorance could be shaping those perceptions.

Pluralistic ignorance is a "...