According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 36,750 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, a slight decrease of roughly 1.0 percent from the reported fatalities that occurred in 2017. While this decrease is an improvement, there is still much work to be done for ensuring safety on our roadways, especially for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program is a joint project of UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Stay up to date with the latest road safety trends and best practices in active transportation with webinars happening in February 2019!
This month, explore a variety of topics related to pedestrian, bicycle, and non-motorized travel safety with some of the nation's leading active transportation experts. Topics include: approaches to pedestrian safety analysis, fresh tools for community engagement and empowerment, building resilient transportation infrastructure, fostering equity, and aligning with human-centered mobility principles.
A new group of California laws took effect January 1, 2019 related to roadway safety for bicycle and pedestrian travel.
In short, the new laws update rules for motorized scooters, amend guidelines for helmet use, extend hit-and-run law provisions to people using a Class I bikeway, and enable roadway users to accurately reflect their gender identity on state-issued documents.
Stay informed of California’s new traffic safety laws: