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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Are intelligent transport systems effective in improving the safety of vulnerable road users ? / Silla, A.; Rämä, P.; Leden, L.; van Noort, M.; de Kruijff, J.; Bell, D.; Morris, A.; Hancox, G.; Scholliers, J.

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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