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1 TRB SAFETY ACTIVITIES A BRIEF SUMMARY for the Subcommittee on Safety Management August, 2012

2  National Roundabout Conference May 18-20, 2011 in Carmel, IN (over 80 operating roundabouts) (over 80 operating roundabouts) Sucessful, 400 participants, over 120 presentations/posters  Next, 2014, Seattle, WA  Became a full Committee ROUNDABOUTS

3 Human Factors and HSM  Human Factors Road Design Guidelines  Complete and published as NCHRP report 600, Second Edition.  Guide to using HFG to complement HSM

4 Commercial Drivers  Special Safety Concerns of the School Bus Industry Synthesis 17 Special Safety Concerns of the School Bus Industry Special Safety Concerns of the School Bus Industry  Older Commercial Drivers: Do They Pose a Safety Risk? Synthesis 18 Older Commercial Drivers: Do They Pose a Safety Risk? Older Commercial Drivers: Do They Pose a Safety Risk?  Effects of Psychoactive Chemicals on Commercial Driver Health and Performance: Stimulants, Hypnotics, Nutritional, and Other Supplements  Synthesis 19

5 Late 2011 and 2012 Titles  Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies, Synthesis 20 Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies  Driver Selection Tests and Measurement, Synthesis 21 Driver Selection Tests and Measurement Driver Selection Tests and Measurement  Safety Management in Small Motor Carriers, Synthesis 22 Safety Management in Small Motor Carriers Safety Management in Small Motor Carriers  Operator Drug- and Alcohol-Testing Across Modes, Synthesis 23 Operator Drug- and Alcohol-Testing Across Modes Operator Drug- and Alcohol-Testing Across Modes

6 And Most Recently  Distracted Driving Countermeasures for Commercial Vehicles, Synthesis 24 Distracted Driving Countermeasures for Commercial Vehicles Distracted Driving Countermeasures for Commercial Vehicles

7 Other Publications of Interest  Modeling Operating Speed, E-C151  Liability Aspects of Bikeways, Legal Research Digest 53 Liability Aspects of Bikeways Liability Aspects of Bikeways  NCHRP 729, Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running  Safety IDEA Report 17 Non-Contact Driver Drowsiness Detection System

8 SAFETY WORKFORCE  Core Competencies for Highway Safety Professionals published as Research Results Digest (RRD) online  Road Safety Fundamentals 101 supporting the core competencies done and final report published + online  One university starting a Road Safety Academy based on Fundamentals  New international interest

9 Successful Conferences during the past year Older Driver Safety and Mobility, Aug. 2011, Washington, D.C. Road Safety and Simulation,, 2011, Indianapolis– over half international 6 th International Symposium on Visualization in Transportation, EMS Systems, Safety Strategies, and Solutions Summit,

10 TRB New Subcommittees  Joint Subcommittee on Rural Road Safety  Pedestrian Crashes  Speed Management and Safety  Global Road Safety

11 Emergency Evacuation  Subcommittee became Task Force on Emergency Evacuation  Question for you: In your DOT experience is the research and operational challenge not just evacuation but emergency management?

12 TRB ANNUAL Meeting  770+ papers submitted in safety and related areas (up from 660)  11,000+ attended  Compendium on line –free to sponsors --all papers --all papers --all powerpoints --all powerpoints --e sessions --e sessions

13 Contacts:  Rick Pain  Mark Bush 


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