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Regional Safety Task Force: Introduction to Traffic Safety Culture - Shared screen with speaker view
Marco Gorini
58:21
Panelists - I’m going to give it a couple more minutes, then I’ll get us started
Lois
01:00:11
Good morning. This is Lois Goldman, Director of Long Range Planning at the NJTPA. So glad to be with you this morning
Maridarlyn Gonzalez
01:01:03
Good morning and welcome!
wyarzab
01:02:29
Will Yarzab Good morning
Maridarlyn Gonzalez
01:23:21
Just in case you missed it at the beginning: As attendees you are not able to talk but you can use the chat for STRATEGY (see screen footer), comments and for technical issues. You also have the Q&A box for questions. Welcome, again!
Erin Curry, DVRPC
01:25:11
Hi Sarah :) recorded your strategy!
Jerry Foster
01:25:53
Designers of the system must include law makers as well as law enforcement
Elise Turner
01:27:11
Yes we can hear
Amy Kaminski
01:29:52
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/research/projects/trafficsafety-primer.shtml
Marco Gorini
01:39:24
We will have a few minutes for questions following Nic’s presentation. Use the Q&A feature to submit questions for Nic.
Jerry Foster
01:41:30
Traffic Safety Culture must also influence road designers
Erin Curry, DVRPC
01:43:11
Just a reminder! Keep sending in your strategies with the label “Strategy: ”.
Marco Gorini
01:50:45
Strategy: Investigate DVRPC’s cell phone use policy for drivers and pursue education of all employees on safe driving.
Erin Curry, DVRPC
01:50:50
Thank you! Recorded your strategy.
Erin Curry, DVRPC
01:53:33
Thank you! Recorded your strategy.
Maridarlyn Gonzalez
01:54:54
Please use the Q&A box for questions so we can track them better. Thank you
Jerry Foster
01:59:54
Nice - finally including speed
Jerry Foster
02:06:22
That safety and infrastructure are separate budget silos is the problem
Marco Gorini
02:07:39
We will have a few minutes for questions following Wes’ presentation. Use the Q&A feature to submit questions for Wes.
Andrew Besold
02:10:43
Yes! The horsepower in automobiles today is just crazy compared what it used to be 20 years ago. Thank you Dr. Kumfer for mentioning this.
Erin Curry, DVRPC
02:18:50
Hello! I received some feedback from Kevin Murphy: We certainly applaud the long term efforts of the Brain Injury Alliance, but are there any new takeaways from these conversations you could bring back as a *new* strategy to approach safety culture in your organization/programs that you’d like to share? No worries if you don’t want to share something new.
Jerry Foster
02:22:09
Forget total crashes, focus on fatalities and serious injuries
Marco Gorini
02:28:53
We will have 15 minutes for audience questions for the panel. Use the Q&A feature to submit questions for the panel.
Wesley Kumfer
02:29:51
I was responding to a question about other vehicle aspects beyond horsepower that affect safety, but the question disappeared. One thing I do know about is that vehicles are much quieter than they used to be, so it is much harder for drivers to tell if they are speeding without looking at the speedometer. Speedometers may also send subtle cues to drivers that because their speedometers go to high speeds, they can hit those speeds. As for a solution, some nations have stronger regulations on speed governors in engines.
Marco Gorini
02:30:24
it shifted to the “answered” tab
Maridarlyn Gonzalez
02:30:42
Can you please share your name so I can update the attendee tab?
Marco Gorini
02:33:59
sorry Wes, it was in the “dismissed” tab — I reopened it
Wesley Kumfer
02:34:27
Thanks, I just responded to it again!
Tim Phelps
02:34:51
Strategy: Incorporate SEPTA bus stop standards in all suburban and rural planning where service exists.
Erin Curry, DVRPC
02:36:01
Thank you! Recorded your strategy.
Andrew Besold
02:42:34
Strategy: PSA campaign that humanizes bicyclists and pedestrians. Many are likely aware of the Australian study from last year where drivers considered cyclists lower than cockroaches (no joke!).https://www.bicycling.com/news/a26977798/dehumanization-of-cyclists-boosts-aggressive-drivers/
Jerry Foster
02:44:40
In NJ, half the fatalities and serious injuries are on 7% of the road miles, NJDOT roads
Marco Gorini
02:44:54
yes, maybe just call on ashwin first
Marco Gorini
02:45:10
(that was for pat)
Jesse Buerk, DVRPC
02:47:25
Ha ha sorry Matt!
Jerry Foster
02:50:14
We are in the midst of a natural experiment that will show the effect of (sudden lack of) congestion on fatalities and serious injuries
Wesley Kumfer
02:52:36
Jerry, I'm hoping to study some of those effects here in NC (working with another group on campus to secure funding right now). We may see an interesting phenomena where congestion reduction may correspond to reduced total collisions, but there may be higher speeds that may increase severe crashes. My wife witnessed someone speeding straight through a stop sign just yesterday.
Wesley Kumfer
02:54:32
Jerry, I'm hoping to study some of those effects here in NC (working with another group on campus to secure funding right now). We may see an interesting phenomena where congestion reduction may correspond to reduced total collisions, but there may be higher speeds that may increase severe crashes. My wife witnessed someone speeding straight through a stop sign just yesterday.
Jesse Buerk, DVRPC
02:55:28
We’ve been monitoring real-time speed data from cell phones/GPS and speeds are way up on a lot of roads.
Jesse Buerk, DVRPC
02:59:02
Strategy: Follow-up PA statewide analysis of roundabout safety improvements with analysis of congestion/reliability at these locations (using probe data).
George Thiel - SICK Inc.
03:00:07
Strategy: To better understand how SICK as a leader safety system supplier in other industries can help support this industry and others
Erin Curry, DVRPC
03:03:33
all action items have been recorded separately
Marco Gorini
03:03:57
Thanks, Erin! I’m going to close this out shortly