The FMCSA will hold a webinar on Nov. 18 in support of the Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer streets. The goal of the webinar is to introduce new stakeholders to the mission of keeping the roads safe by analyzing big truck crash fatalities that involve bicyclists and pedestrians.
The webinar will draft community opportunities and present the findings of the new research, as well as a model case study analysis.
Recent studies show that there have been an increase of bicyclists and pedestrians fatal crashes involving large trucks. The percentage is almost the same as that of the bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities from crashes involving all types of motor vehicles.
In 2013 the numbers were the following: 78 bicyclists and 338 pedestrians died in accidents that involved big trucks. It is 2% and 8,5% of all 3,964 large truck fatalities happened that year. The statistics were provided by the NHTSA.
You can sign up for the FMCSA webinar here.