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3 vulnerable road users

  1. 1. The safety of vulnerable road usersSemarang19th & 20th April 2012 Phillip Jordan, Consultant Road Safety International Pty Ltd
  2. 2. Objectives today:• To explain why pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists deserve special attention in safety.• To explain a few simple things you can do to help them.• To encourage you to think carefully about them in your blackspot investigations.
  3. 3. Part C Vulnerable Road users
  4. 4. Part C Vulnerable Road users
  5. 5. Part C Vulnerable Road users
  6. 6. Part C Vulnerable Road users• Pedestrians • More than 80% of• Bicyclists Indonesian road• Motorcyclists fatalities
  7. 7. Four “special” groups of pedestrians:• elderly - 45% of fatalities are over 60 years• young - 20% of fatalities are aged 4-12 years• intoxicated - 43% of night time fatalities ≥ 0.15% BAC• disabled – need special assistance to get around
  8. 8. Pedestrians• The young • Segregation• The elderly • Integration• The disabled • Separation – time – Space• The impaired (intoxicated)
  9. 9. PedestriansYoung
  10. 10. young - 20% of fatalities are aged 4-12 years
  11. 11. Pedestrians Elderly
  12. 12. Disabled
  13. 13. intoxicated - 43% of fatalities ≥ 0.15% BAC (3 times the limit for drivers in Australia)
  14. 14. 3 There are three basic pedestrian strategies… 3 3
  15. 15. Segregation – freeways, mallsSeparation – in time or in spaceIntegration – where vehicles and pedestrians “share” the road
  16. 16. Segregation – freeways
  17. 17. Segregation – malls
  18. 18. Separation – in time
  19. 19. Separation – in time
  20. 20. Separation – in time
  21. 21. Separation – in time
  22. 22. Separation – in time
  23. 23. Separation – in time
  24. 24. Bogor POS Separation – in time
  25. 25. Bogor POS
  26. 26. Separation – in time
  27. 27. Separation – in time
  28. 28. Separation – in time
  29. 29. PUFFIN Crossing
  30. 30. But what can we do to assist pedestrians to walk along the road?
  31. 31. But what can we do to assist pedestrians to walk along the road?
  32. 32. But what can we do to assist pedestrians to walk along the road?
  33. 33. But what can we do to assist pedestrians to walk along the road?
  34. 34. Keep footpaths clear
  35. 35. Keep footpaths clear
  36. 36. What can we do to assist motorcyclists?
  37. 37. Consistency – no surprisesSmooth surfaceLateral spaceSealed shouldersThe same good traffic management that cars,trucks and buses requireForgiving roadsides
  38. 38. Road engineers have a dilemmaVery rough road – low speeds. Crashesminor Excellent (if smooth) road – higher speed. Crashes serious
  39. 39. Sealed shoulders – shown to lead to12% reduction in casualty crashes
  40. 40. Motorcyclists
  41. 41. Motorcyclists
  42. 42. Bicyclists
  43. 43. Give bicyclists space, connectivity, and a smooth riding surface
  44. 44. Your vulnerable road users deserve your attention.Your questions are welcomed

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