US DOT - NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY REPORTS
PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLE ENTRY INTO BICYCLE PATHS - JULY 2012
Path entry control objectives: meet user needs, keep out or discourage access by unauthorized motor vehicles, while allowing access by emergency services. How can path entry control meet user needs? How extreme should vehicle access controls be? How can service/emergency access the path? (Slides)
REPORT - PEDAL APPLICATION ERRORS - MAR 2012
This project examined the prevalence of pedal application errors and the driver, vehicle, roadway and/or environmental characteristics associated with pedal misapplication crashes based on a literature review, analysis of news media reports, a panel of driver rehabilitation specialists, analysis of multiple crash databases, and case studies. An analysis of crashes attributed to pedal-related vehicle equipment malfunction, rather than to a driver error, was also carried out based on a media scan.
"TRAFFIC TECH" - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SERIES PUBLICATION - PEDAL ERROR CRASHES - APR 2012
Technical literature published between 1980 and 2009 included few studies regarding pedal application errors. Studies conducted using driving simulators identified two predictors of pedal errors: increased driver age and impairments in drivers’ executive function as measured by clinical tests of cognitive functioning.