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Thanks, Andrew! Keep them coming.
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Only if the expert engages in systematic thinking instead of reinforcing the victim-blaming
Can you discuss the connection between media coverage and safety policy?
Print journalism is also online and twitter. Still influential. It's funding mechanism is what's in decline.
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.
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.
Many journalists seem to engage in sustained outrage about congestion
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.
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?
Media often portrays our road system as competitive, when it is fundamentally cooperative
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
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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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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!
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