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TRB SAFETY ACTIVITIES. A BRIEF SUMMARY for the Subcommittee on Safety Management August , 2012. ROUNDABOUTS. National Roundabout Conference May 18-20, 2011 in Carmel, IN (over 80 operating roundabouts) Sucessful , 400 participants, over 120 presentations/posters Next, 2014, Seattle, WA

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trb safety activities


A BRIEF SUMMARY for the Subcommittee on Safety Management

August, 2012

  • National Roundabout Conference May 18-20, 2011 in Carmel, IN

(over 80 operating roundabouts)

Sucessful, 400 participants, over 120 presentations/posters

  • Next, 2014, Seattle, WA
  • Became a full Committee
human factors and hsm
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

commercial drivers
Commercial Drivers

Special Safety Concerns of the School Bus IndustrySynthesis 17

Older Commercial Drivers: Do They Pose a Safety Risk?Synthesis 18

Effects of Psychoactive Chemicals on Commercial Driver Health and Performance: Stimulants, Hypnotics, Nutritional, and Other Supplements

Synthesis 19

late 2011 and 2012 titles
Late 2011 and 2012 Titles

Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies , Synthesis 20

Driver Selection Tests and Measurement, Synthesis 21

Safety Management in Small Motor Carriers, Synthesis 22

Operator Drug- and Alcohol-Testing Across Modes, Synthesis 23

and most recently
And Most Recently

Distracted Driving Countermeasures for Commercial Vehicles, Synthesis 24

other publications of interest
Other Publications of Interest

Modeling Operating Speed, E-C151

Liability Aspects of Bikeways, Legal Research Digest 53

NCHRP 729, Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running

Safety IDEA Report 17 Non-Contact Driver Drowsiness Detection System

safety workforce
  • Core Competencies for Highway SafetyProfessionals published as Research Results Digest (RRD) 302 -- 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
successful conferences during the past year
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

6th International Symposium on Visualization in Transportation, 2011

2012 EMS Systems, Safety Strategies, and Solutions Summit,

trb new subcommittees
TRB New Subcommittees
  • Joint Subcommittee on Rural Road Safety
  • Pedestrian Crashes
  • Speed Management and Safety
  • Global Road Safety
emergency evacuation
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?

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 powerpoints

--e sessions


Rick Pain

Mark Bush