Category Archives: Distracted Driving

FDOT’s Curbing Transit Operator Distracted Driving

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The 2015 edition is now available. The objective of this project was to develop a turnkey training resource for transit agencies to help send a message to transit employees about the dangers associated with the use of a wireless communication …

Effect of Electronic Device Use On Pedestrian Safety: A Literature Review

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This literature review on the effect of electronic device use on pedestrian safety is part of a research project sponsored by the Office of Behavioral Safety Research in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An extensive literature review was …

Distracted Driving Toolkit – NY Public Transit Association

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The New York Public Transit  Association, Transit  Training Institute (TTI)  and New York State Department  of Transportation, Public  Transportation Safety Board (PTSB)  partnered in 2012 to educates public transit agencies about the dangers of distracted driving as it relates to the operation of …

Transit Safety in the News: Reducing Risk

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/10113746/reducing-risk

LeeTran Operating Procedures

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

LeeTran has provided a copy of their operating procedures, which include topics such as: Security Driver Operation Procedures Emergency Procedures Accidents and Incidents Recordable Accidents and Incidents/Accident Review Committee Robbery Procedures Safety Awards Mobile Communication Devices Reporting Traffic Violations Distracted …

TCRP Synthesis 108: Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 108: Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies is designed to help transit agencies develop policies and programs to address and prevent distracted driving incidents. View full report.

Bus Operator Perceptions of Safety Risks

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This paper presents the results of a survey of TriMet bus operators addressing safety risks in their assigned work. Surveyed risk factors were organized into five categories: vehicle design and condition; route layout; operating conditions; fatigue; an d stress. Operators …

Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Public Transit Bus Driver Distraction

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

This paper examines the efficacy of a multivariate statistical modeling approach to analyze public transit bus driver distraction data collected through a self-administered driver survey. The distracting activities were classified into four risk zones according to distraction risk indices derived …

An Analysis of Transit Bus Driver Distraction Using Multinomial Logistic

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Kelwyn A. D’Souza, Hampton University Sharad K. Maheshwari, Hampton University This paper explores the problem of distracted driving at a regional bus transit agency to identify the sources of distraction and provide an understanding of factors responsible for driver distraction. …

USDOT’s Curbing Transit Employee Distracted Driving

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Client:  U.S. Department of Transportation, FTA This is a self-paced, computer based training course was developed to raise the awareness of public transportation professionals of the effects of distracted driving and reduce the risk of distracted driving.  Peter Rogoff, FTA …