In the days of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are seeing a reduction in overall traffic volumes and crash-related injuries and fatalities. What are the nuances of this situation, and what lessons can we learn to advance transportation safety research and practice? TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the impacts of COVID-19 on traffic crashes and overall highway safety conditions. This webinar is cosponsored by the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center at the University of Southern California. The presenters will discuss lessons learned from the changes in traffic and safety conditions as a result of COVID-19, and identify how to leverage these changes to improve traffic safety in the future.
There is no fee to attend this webinar.
Webinar outline and presenters
North Carolina Department of Transportation’s analysis of changes in traffic conditions following NC’s stay-at-home order: Daniel Carter, NCDOT
Virginia Department of Transportation’s analysis of traffic and safety conditions during COVID-19 orders: Mena Lockwood, VDOT
Changes in traffic conditions and crashes in California during regional and statewide stay-at-home orders: Fraser Shilling, University of California, Davis
Questions and answers: Moderated by Fraser Shilling, University of California, Davis
There will be no credits awarded for this webinar.
Resources about highway safety from TRB:
Consensus Study Report: Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future
NCHRP Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health
NCHRP Research Report 928: Identification of Factors Contributing to the Decline of Traffic Fatalities in the United States from 2008 to 2012
NCHRP Research Report 875: Guidance for Evaluating the Safety Impacts of Intersection Sight Distance
NCHRP Synthesis Report 535: Pedestrian Safety Relative to Traffic-Speed Management