A Compendium of NHTSA's Pedestrian and Bicyclist Traffic Safety Research Projects, 1969-2007

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

In 2005 more than 5,000 people were killed in pedestrian and bicycle motor-vehicle-related crashes.
This compendium describes the pedestrian and bicyclist safety research conducted by the Office of
Behavioral Safety Research and its predecessor organizations during the period 1969-2007. The
compendium begins with a description of the structure and philosophy of the NHTSA pedestrian and bicycle research programs. It is followed by a section that describes the research on the development of taxonomies of crash types, since the results of that research formed the foundation for many of the subsequent NHTSA pedestrian and bicycle research studies. A chronological listing of major activities that occurred in the decades spanned by NHTSA's pedestrian and bicyclist research programs is then presented. The final section discusses lessons learned from the pedestrian and bicycle research activities.

Filed in: Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Crashes and Safety

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