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Regional Safety Task Force: Traffic Safety Culture and the Media - Shared screen with speaker view
Marco Gorini
43:32
Hi Paige! did you have a question for the group?
Marco Gorini
53:51
Strategy: [insert your action item here]
Marco Gorini
01:00:17
Thanks, Andrew! Keep them coming.
Marco Gorini
01:00:23
Please submit questions for Kelcie in the Q&A feature. We will present questions at the end.
Jerry Foster
01:03:05
Autonomous vehicle?
Jerry Foster
01:11:05
Only if the expert engages in systematic thinking instead of reinforcing the victim-blaming
Kelcie Ralph
01:12:30
https://transfersmagazine.org/magazine-article/opinion-to-save-lives-lets-cover-crashes-better/
Kevin Murphy
01:13:14
Can you discuss the connection between media coverage and safety policy?
Alison Hastings
01:15:18
Print journalism is also online and twitter. Still influential. It's funding mechanism is what's in decline.
Kelcie Ralph
01:28:00
Here is the study about perceptions of safety measures from Washington DC that I mentioned: Cicchino, J.B., Wells, J.K., McCartt, A.T., 2014. Survey about pedestrian safety and attitudestoward automated traffic enforcement in Washington, D.C. Traffic Injury Prevention 15(4), 414–423. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2013.830212.
Marco Gorini
01:28:49
From Kelcie: Here is the study about perceptions of safety measures from Washington DC that I mentioned: Cicchino, J.B., Wells, J.K., McCartt, A.T., 2014. Survey about pedestrian safety and attitudestoward automated traffic enforcement in Washington, D.C. Traffic Injury Prevention 15(4), 414–423. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2013.830212.
Jerry Foster
01:34:45
Many journalists seem to engage in sustained outrage about congestion
Kelcie Ralph
01:35:49
Respectfully, I didn’t suggest that the *goal* of media should be to drive outrage. Rather that we see a lack of outrage and we wondered whether media played a role.
Kevin Murphy
01:40:28
Some facts are more relevant than others, yet balance is often missing. Why mention what clothing a pedestrian crash victim was wearing at the time of the event, but not what clothes the driver was wearing?
Jerry Foster
01:42:35
Media often portrays our road system as competitive, when it is fundamentally cooperative
James Weist
01:46:07
Kevin for the clothing in pedestrian crashes we look at them for perception issues as to how the visibility played a roleoften times at night dark clothing and no street lights can be a factor
Kevin Murphy
01:46:56
But James, by citing dark clothing, we suggest to the reader that the victim’s choice of clothing caused the crash - which is not true, and requiring everyone to wear retroreflective clothing when crossing the street in not feasible.
Elise Turner
01:47:24
If there are specific questions for the panelists, please type them in the Q&A box. Thank you!
Kevin Murphy
01:50:10
That’s actually not true, but has become a dangerous counterfactual. And that perception is one of the main reasons we are having this discussion today.
Mark Overwise
01:50:22
Families for Safe Streets of Greater Phiadelphia...
James Weist
01:51:08
no not at all. the clothing does not cause the crash in any way. the areas that pedestrians should cross is often times better lit and marked. they wont need any reflective clothing
James Weist
01:52:43
where it becomes an issue is when there are crossings in poorly lit areas where pedestrians are not directed to cross. its only a factor that if changed, could have prevented the crash. The same as a driver exceeding the speed limit
Kevin Murphy
01:54:58
Comment on Matt’s last comment: NJ 70, NJ 38, US 130 are roads with recurring crash problems. There’s th opportunity for systemic change, and for thematic coverage of crash events
Kevin Murphy
01:59:04
Police reports become fact by the very nature of their existence. The beginning of mainstreaming neutral language starts with how police present crash events, and word choice.
Matthew Skoufalos
02:07:01
Thanks, James — that’s good to know. Would love for that process to be more accessible to journalists after those reviews are conducted. We can follow up, but it helps if we can synchronize those processes.
Matthew Skoufalos
02:07:14
Thanks, Arnold!
Natalie Scott
02:08:09
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Natalie Scott
02:09:09
Direct link to survey: https://www.research.net/r/connections2050survey1
Elise Turner
02:09:22
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Matthew Skoufalos
02:09:42
Thanks, James — that’s good to know. Would love for that process to be more accessible to journalists after those reviews are conducted. We can follow up, but it helps if we can synchronize those processes.
Thanks, Arnold!
Karin Morris
02:10:08
Thanks for a great event!
Alison Hastings
02:10:35
Thanks to all the panelists and staff for a very engaging event!!!
Marco Gorini
02:10:39
Thanks everyone!