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Tag Archives: pedestrians
Vulnerable road users involved in accidents and their injuries
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has conducted a comparative study on vulnerable road users, their involvement in accidents and injury outcomes. The risk of serious injury was greatest for pedestrians, especially older women. Other vulnerable groups were young male...
Posted in Cycling, Safety Tagged accidents, cyclists, injuries, moped riders, motorcyclists, pedestrians, risks, road user Comments Off on Vulnerable road users involved in accidents and their injuries
Pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents and their prevention
According to a recent study by VTT, pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents occur frequently during winter causing substantial suffering and societal costs in Finland. Icy walking conditions, insufficient winter maintenance and inappropriate shoes often contribute to falls. Moreover, the consequences...
Posted in Safety Tagged accident, accident risk, pedestrians, slippery road, walking, winter conditions Comments Off on Pedestrian slip-and-fall accidents and their prevention
Near accidents between pedestrians and cyclists much more frequent than actual collisions
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied near accidents and collisions between pedestrians and cyclists. According to the results, near accidents occur considerably more often than actual collisions, and pedestrians and cyclists experienced a lower sense of safety in environments with...
Posted in Cycling, Safety Tagged cycling, cyclists, near accidents, pedestrians, safety Comments Off on Near accidents between pedestrians and cyclists much more frequent than actual collisions
The pedestrian perspective in two new VTI projects
Posted in Safety, Simulation Tagged geofencing, pedestrians, safety, walking Comments Off on The pedestrian perspective in two new VTI projects
EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians
According to the World Health Organisation, more than one quarter of road traffic fatalities in 2010 were pedestrians and cyclists. Every year, about 335,000 unprotected road users die because of traffic accidents, which shows the scale of the problem. The EU project Prospect intends to reduce...
Posted in Cycling, Safety, Vehicles Tagged active safety systems, ADAS, cyclists, pedestrians, Prospect Comments Off on EU project protects cyclists and pedestrians