NTSB addresses Bike Safety across US
On November 5, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a pubic meeting to discuss the findings from the recently published report “Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures”.
has been 47 years since the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) analyzed bicyclist safety in the United States. However the recent statistics of bike and pedestrian incidents have caused concern; with 806 bicyclist died in crashes with motor vehicles in 2017. Bicyclists, like pedestrians and motorcyclists, are considered vulnerable road users because they are unprotected by an enclosed vehicle compartment, leaving them more vulnerable to injury or death in the event of a crash.
The analysis is helping to identify what roadway safety infrastructure can be used to enhance safety for cyclists. The following are the recommendations that were made:
- Include separated bike lanes and intersection safety treatments on the list of Proven Safety Countermeasures.
- Include separated bike lanes and intersection safety treatments in the Every Day Counts program.
- In collaboration with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, expand vehicle-to-pedestrian research efforts to ensure that bicyclists and other vulnerable road users will be incorporated into the safe deployment of connected vehicle systems.
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Impact Recovery Systems is committed to making our streets a safe travelling option for all commuters. Our highly visible bike lane protection systems can be found in major cities across the United States including: New York, NY • Hoboken, NJ • Philadelphia • Portland, ME • Washington DC • Seattle, WA • Denver, CO • Santa Monica, CA • Tuscon, AZ • Tempe, AZ • San Diego, CA and Sparks, NV. Our bike lane products can also be found across the world in North America, South America, Europe & Asia