Influence of Lane Width on Bus Crashes
Transportation agencies have reduced motor vehicle lane widths from the conventional 12 feet to as narrow as 9–10 feet in many cases to accommodate non-motorized users and reduce motorist speeds. The narrowed lanes have posed concerns for bus transit operators. On behalf of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, TTI researchers conducted a multi-faceted study including a comprehensive literature review, interviews of cities and transit agencies experiencing similar struggles, and a statistical analysis of bus crashes on different lane widths with and without barriers such as curbs or parked cars
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Influence of Creative Advertisements in Rear-End Bus Safety Campaigns
Rear-ended collisions in which a vehicle rear ends a bus account for a relatively large proportion of total bus collisions. While the literature does identify transit organizations that have engaged in using rear-end safety advertisements as a collision countermeasure, quantitive studies on the effectiveness of such a countermeasure is lacking. This study involves a before-after analysis with a comparison group to evaluate the influence of creative advertisements used in the Capital Metro rear-end safety advertisement campaigns.
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