Road Management & Engineering Journal
Road Management & Engineering Journal
September, 2001
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Safer Journey: Pedestrian Safety Awareness CD-ROM Training Now Available

(This article is reproduced, with permission, from the February 2001 issue (Volume 16, Number 1) of T2echnology Transfer Quarterly: Florida's Traffic Engineering and Safety Training Update.)

Collisions between pedestrians and motor vehicles are a serious problem in the United States. How serious a problem? In the last decade, more than 63,000 pedestrians lost their lives. Another 1.7 million were injured in motor vehicle related crashes during that same decade. Annually, pedestrians account for almost 14 percent of all motor vehicle deaths nationwide.

With this in mind--Safer Journey--an interactive CD-ROM was developed by the U. S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to raise the level of awareness among road users and safety practitioners about the seriousness of pedestrian/motor vehicle conflict.

The CD-ROM areas of activity include:

[Editor's Note: Copies of this CD-ROM* are available free of charge from the Federal Highway Administration. To order, telephone Leverson Boodlal at 202-366-8044 or order on-line at http://www.safety.fhwa.dot.gov/walk/order/order2.htm.]

* System requirements to operate this program: Windows® 95/98/NT, 16 MB RAM minimum, 8 MB free hard disk space, 4x-speed CD-ROM drive, 16-bit color, and a sound card



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