Category Archives: Rear-End

CUTR Webcast: Strategies to Prevent, Reduce, and Mitigate Bus Collisions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Florida exceeds the national rate for rear-ended transit bus collisions, and it matches it for side impact collisions. The Center for Urban Transportation Research recently completed a study that tried to determine the causes of these types of collisions and …

Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included …

CUTR Webcast: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This session presented theĀ 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 …

Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic study of rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. We examined both cases in which the vehicle rear-ended the bus (rear-ended collision) and in which the bus rear-ended the …

Evaluation of the Power Line Motor Carrier Rearview Video System

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This study deployed a total of 100 Rearview Video Systems (RVS) in three different companies to evaluate the effectiveness of rearview video systems in reducing backing crashes and obtain the feedback from truck drivers participating in the study. Most drivers …

Trends in Transit Bus Accidents and Promising Collision Countermeasures

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This article presents information on bus collisions from the National Transit Database (NTD) and discusses implications of the findings on the design of transit collision warning systems. A total of 2,405 major transit bus collisions were reported in 2002 and …