Crash Types Webinar Series

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) developed a series of animations to demonstrate some of the most common situations that lead to a crash involving a driver and a pedestrian or bicyclist. Each video portrays the crash from a combination of aerial, driver, pedestrian and/or bicyclist perspectives. The full set of animations and further resources can be accessed by visiting http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/crashvideos.

To support these animations, PBIC is holding a series of webinars to share information about the crash scenarios and discuss roadway, behavioral, and policy solutions to prevent these crashes. Further information about the sessions and archive information can be found below.

Left-Turn Crashes Involving Pedestrians

October 25, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2464853674901559555.

One common crash involving pedestrians occurs when a motorist turns left at an intersection, striking a crossing pedestrian. These crashes involving permissive left turns are caused by a number of factors which will be examined in depth during this webinar. Panelists from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, Portland State University, Oregon State University and the Seattle Department of Transportation will explore data trends and current research about these crashes and strategies that can be effective in preventing them. Time will be set aside to respond to attendee questions and answers.

Panelists

  • Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • David Hurwitz, Oregon State University
  • Chris Monsere, Portland State University
  • Bradley Topol, Seattle Department of Transportation

Webinar Resources

  • Presentation Materials (Coming Soon)
  • Video Recording (Coming Soon)

Driver Overtaking Bicyclist

August 6, 2018

 

One common crash involving motorists and bicyclists occurs when a driver passes a bicyclist too closely, either striking the bicyclist from behind or causing the bicyclist to lose control or balance. Panelists shared what we know about this crash problem in terms of its prevalence and contributing factors. Solutions and strategies to prevent the problem, ranging from roadway design and policy solutions to behavioral interventions, were discussed. Presenters included Libby Thomas (UNC Highway Safety Research Center), Ken McLeod (League of American Bicyclists), and Bill Schultheiss (Toole Design Group).

Panelists

  • Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Ken McLeod, League of American Bicyclists
  • Bill Schultheiss, Toole Design Group

Webinar Resources

Multiple Threat Crash

August 9, 2018

 

At uncontrolled crossing locations on roads with multiple lanes, pedestrians may be at risk of a "multiple threat crash." This crash occurs when one vehicle yields to a crossing pedestrian, while the vehicle in another lane continues through the crosswalk, potentially setting up a severe collision. Panelists will share what we know about this crash problem in terms of its prevalence and contributing factors. Solutions and strategies to prevent the problem, ranging from roadway design and policy solutions to behavioral interventions, will be discussed.

Panelists

  • Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Charlie Zegeer, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Mike Cynecki, Lee Engineering
  • George Branyan, District of Columbia DOT

Webinar Resources

Future Webinars

Check back for information about future webinars on permissive left-turn crashes and right-hook crashes.