Are intelligent transport systems effective in improving the safety of vulnerable road users ?

A. Silla, P. Rämä, L. Leden, M. van Noort, J. de Kruijff, D. Bell, A. Morris, G. Hancox, J. Scholliers

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of safety impact assessment, providing quantitative estimates of the safety impacts of ten ITS which were designed to improve safety, mobility and comfort of VRUs. The evaluation method originally developed to assess safety impacts of ITS for cars was now adapted for assessing safety impacts of ITS for VRUs. The main results of the assessment showed that nine services included in the quantitative safety impact assessment affected traffic safety in a positive way by preventing fatalities and injuries. At full penetration the highest effects were obtained for the systems PCDS+EBR, VBS and INS. The estimates for PCDS+EBR showed the maximum reduction of 7.5% on all road fatalities and 5.8% on all road injuries, which came down to an estimate of over 2,100 fatalities and over 62,900 injuries saved per year in the EU-28 when exploiting the 2012 accident levels adjusted with the estimated accident trends.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication22nd ITS World Congress
    PublisherERTICO - ITS Europe
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15: Towards Intelligent Mobility - Better Use of Space - Bordeaux, France
    Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 22

    Conference

    Conference22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15
    Abbreviated titleITSWC15
    CountryFrance
    CityBordeaux
    Period5/10/159/10/15

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    Keywords

    • ITS
    • vulnerable road users
    • safety assessment

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    Silla, A., Rämä, P., Leden, L., van Noort, M., de Kruijff, J., Bell, D., ... Scholliers, J. (2015). Are intelligent transport systems effective in improving the safety of vulnerable road users ? In 22nd ITS World Congress [ITS-2453] ERTICO - ITS Europe.
    Silla, A. ; Rämä, P. ; Leden, L. ; van Noort, M. ; de Kruijff, J. ; Bell, D. ; Morris, A. ; Hancox, G. ; Scholliers, J. / Are intelligent transport systems effective in improving the safety of vulnerable road users ?. 22nd ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe, 2015.
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    Silla A, Rämä P, Leden L, van Noort M, de Kruijff J, Bell D et al. Are intelligent transport systems effective in improving the safety of vulnerable road users ? In 22nd ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe. 2015. ITS-2453