May 29, 2014 12:00PM (ET)

Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill the following objectives: determine if rear-end collisions are increasing; conduct an assessment to ascertain the prevalence of rear-end collisions; identify conditions that exist when rear-end collisions occur; identify mitigation strategies for agencies that have identified rear-end collisions as a major issue; assess impact of Yield to Bus and pull-out bays on rear-end collisions; identify solutions and/or strategies to reduce rear-end collisions. The study revealed that Florida does have higher rates of rear-end collisions than the rest of the United States. View Report | View pdf copy of the slides

Presenters: William P Morris and Christopher DeAnnuntis, Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida


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