News Digest DOT 112-15

FMCSA Webinar Nov. 18 to Examine Large Truck Crash Fatalities Involving Pedestrians and Bicyclists.  In support of the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on November 18 will hold a webinar to introduce new stakeholders to the safety mission of the agency by examining large truck crash fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists.  In addition to presenting new research findings, the webinar will include a model case-study examination and outline community resource opportunities.  A recent analysis shows that pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities from crashes involving large trucks have increased at roughly the same percentage as pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities from crashes involving all motor vehicles.  In 2013 (the most recent year for which there is available data), 338 pedestrians and 78 bicyclists were killed in crashes involving large trucks, accounting for 8.5 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively, of the 3,964 total large truck crash fatalities.  Data for the FMCSA analysis was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).  For more information, including registration instructions as well as a copy of the FMCSA Analysis Brief, visit https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/MayorsChallenge1/event/registration.html.  Contact:  Troy Green:  (202) 366-9999.

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