Safe System

Peer Influence and Perceptions of Safety

Aqshems Nichols
Jill F. Cooper
2022

At the heart of active transportation systems are the people. This brief discusses the importance of considering perceptions in traffic safety analyses and discusses the potential for investigating how a psychological phenomenon known as pluralistic ignorance could be shaping those perceptions. A couple of case studies from the psychology literature are discussed to facilitate this discussion. It is hoped that this brief can be employed to learn more about how to improve the safety of using active modes both in California and across the nation.

SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek presents on Safe System Approach to California DMV

May 2, 2022

On Thursday, April 28, 2022 the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) held their R&D Bi-Weekly Brownbag seminar. The session includedSafe System Approach 5 action elements and 6 principles a presentation with SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek, "Longitudinal Analysis Comparing Provisional and Final Crash Data in SWITRS."

In this presentation, Grembek...

Urban Freight and Road Safety: Trends and Innovative Strategies

R30: Urban Freight and Road Safety: Trends and Innovative Strategies

Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Noreen McDonald, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Principal Investigator:
Becky Naumann, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Investigators:
Christopher Cherry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley

Funding Organization

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)


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Integrating Systems Thinking Tools into Vision Zero and Safe Systems Approaches

R39: Integrating Systems Thinking Tools into Vision Zero and Safe Systems Approaches

Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Becky Naumann, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Principal Investigators:
Jill Cooper, University of California, Berkeley
Seth LaJeunesse, Nancy Pullen-Seufert, Kelly Evenson, Elyse Keefe, and Kristen Hassmiller Lich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Funding Organization

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)


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Assessing How Private Beliefs Conflict with Public Action on Safe Systems

R38: Assessing How Private Beliefs Conflict with Public Action on Safe Systems

Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Seth LaJeunesse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-Principal Investigator:
Jill Cooper, University of California, Berkeley

Funding Organization

Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)


Summary

This project aims to assess the degree of pluralistic ignorance in people’s minds about what others prioritize in...

Traffic safety crisis marked by spike in hit-and-run deaths

April 12, 2022

On March 31, 2022 SafeTREC Researcher Julia Griswold commented on the steady rise of hit-and-run deaths in the last 15 years as a share of traffic deaths in anPedestrian crosswalk button near an intersection article, "Traffic safety crisis marked by spike in hit-and-run deaths" with CNN Business journalist...

CSCRS Safe System work featured in UTC Newsletter

April 20, 2022
CSCRS Vision Zero & Safe System Research Highlighted in UTC Spotlight

The April 2022 edition of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) UTC Spotlight newsletter highlighted the extensive research that the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) has conducted on Vision Zero plans and how to support them using the Safe System approach to road safety in a new...

Safe System and Vision Zero

SafeTREC research in progress

Explore our current research projects on the Safe System approach to road safety and Vision Zero.

Assessing How Private Beliefs Conflict with Public Action on Safe Systems

This project will reveal and reconcile the sizable gap between what members of the public most want from their transportation system and what they believe others—including policymakers—want from the system. Research on pluralistic ignorance with respect to transportation investment priorities can aid in bridging the chasm between Safe Systems theory and practice, and...

Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits

Developing a Safe System Approach to Setting Speed Limits
Research Team

Offer Grembek
University of California, Berkeley

Funding Organization

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Task Number: 3896

Summary Transportation professionals and policy makers in California are confronting a growing problem: increases in road traffic fatalities, injuries, and crashes despite a commitment to safety. In California, nearly 3,600 people die each year in traffic crashes and more than 13,000 people are...

Apply now for a Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training!

January 21, 2022
Creating safer streets for walking & biking: apply for a CPBST in your community!

UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks are excited to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) Program!

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