Welcome to ROSA P | Highway safety research : a national agenda : executive summary. - 15469 | US Transportation Collection
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
 
 
Help
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
Highway safety research : a national agenda : executive summary.
  • Published Date:
    2001
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-736.31 KB]


Details:
  • Resource Type:
  • Geographical Coverage:
  • OCLC Number:
    673674885
  • Edition:
    Executive summary.
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-Accidents ; NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-Highway Safety ; NTL-SAFETY AND SECURITY-Human Factors ; NTL-PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLES-Pedestrians ; NTL-PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLES-Bicycles ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Bus Transportation ; NTL-FREIGHT-Trucking Industry
  • Format:
  • Abstract:
    Motor vehicle-related injury and death is the nation’s largest public health problem. The economic costs to society

    will approach $2 trillion and an even greater intangible human loss will occur to family and friends of the 33 million

    victims.

    The nation’s apparent wholesale commitment to safety has not resulted in significant reductions in deaths,

    injuries and crashes. One reason is the increasing demand on the transportation system. A second reason is that the

    knowledge or insight needed to reduce crashes and mitigate their consequences using cost-effective and socially

    acceptable strategies is hampered by shrinking research dollars and failure to develop and fund effective

    implementation plans. The human and economic consequences of motor vehicle crashes are unaffordable and

    unacceptable. Furthermore, the nation’s progress has slowed almost to a halt. The majority of motor vehicle

    crashes are predictable and preventable. The carnage is unnecessary.

    The current research effort is compromised by a number of factors including fragmentation, minimal

    coordination and partnership activities, redundancies of effort, critical gaps and failure to implement research

    findings. This document proposes a new research agenda that not only addresses research themes focused on areas

    with the greatest potential to reduce crashes but also suggests a reinvention of the research process by encouraging

    sponsoring organizations to work collaboratively in the search for effective solutions to specific safety concerns.

  • Main Document Checksum:
  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files
No Related Documents.
You May Also Like:
Submit Feedback >