Safe System

SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek presents at the 2021 Israel Road Safety Conference

December 15, 2021

On December 13, 2021, as part of the 3rd Annual Israel Road Safety Conference held in Tel Aviv, Israel, SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek presented virtually about the Safe System Approach to road safety. In this presentation, Grembek discussed the motivation for focusing on zero deaths and the main principles of a Safe System.

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Explore our new series of transportation safety videos!

October 26, 2021

Since 2019, UC Berkeley SafeTREC has produced a yearly series of brief videos showcasing current and timely transportation safety issues and the research being done at the Center. Click on the links below to explore our latest 2021 series!

New resource: 2021 CPBST Program Workshop Follow-Up Survey Highlights

August 27, 2021

According to the latest traffic safety data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) while traffic fatalities have decreased 5.1% from 3,798 in 2018 to 3,606 in 2019, the safety for those walking and biking in our communities continues to be a concern. In 2019, there were 972 pedestrian fatalities (a 0.6% decrease from 2018) and 133 bicyclist fatalities (a 19.5% decrease from 2018). Ensuring that our communities are safe for walking, biking and...

New Release: 2021 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

September 30, 2021
2021 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues to help inform future road safety efforts

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to announce the release of the 2021 series of Traffic Safety Fact Sheets, which feature traffic safety data and trends at the national and state level on a variety of road safety topics. This series also highlights the Safe System approach to road safety. Historically, road safety efforts focused on changing human behaviors to prevent crashes. The Safe System approach reframes...

Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) Funds 13 New Projects

September 13, 2021

Today we're excited to share a guest news story from Amanda Cairo, Communications Director for the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). This post was originally published on August 31, 2021.

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Upcoming Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Trainings in August

August 16, 2021

Register now for one of our upcoming Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) workshops! These virtual workshops are presented throughout the state of California by UC Berkeley SafeTREC in partnership with California Walks. The CPBST program trains neighborhood residents and health, transportation and safety advocates on how to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety to make California communities safer and more pleasant to walk and bike....

August 6th Webinar: Broadening the Toolbox for Kinetic Energy Management

August 2, 2021
SafeTREC Co-Director Offer Grembek to present in CSCRS Safe Systems Summer Learning Series

The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) recently launched a new Safe Systems Summer Learning Series that will be held...

July 30 Webinar: Redesigning the System to Support Safety

July 26, 2021
SafeTREC's Katherine Chen to present in CSCRS Safe Systems Summer Learning Series

The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) recently launched a new Safe Systems Summer Learning Series that will be held on Fridays...

SafeTREC Co-Director Jill Cooper to co-lead two new CSCRS research projects

June 1, 2021
CSCRS Selects New Round of Transportation Safety Research Projects

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This Spring, the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) announced the selection of 12 new research projects that will explore a range of transportation safety topics and contribute to the Center's mission to create and exchange...