Reports from University of Montreal Describe Recent Advances in Risk Management (Multimodal injury risk analysis of road users at signalized and non-signalized intersections)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Data detailed on Risk Management have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Montreal, Canada, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This paper proposes a multimodal approach to study safety at intersections by simultaneously analysing the safety and flow outcomes for both motorized and non-motorized traffic. This study uses an extensive inventory of signalized and non-signalized intersections on the island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, containing disaggregate motor-vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian flows, injury data, geometric design, traffic control and built environment characteristics in the vicinity of each intersection."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Montreal, "Bayesian multivariate Poisson models are used to analyze the injury and traffic flow outcomes and to develop safety performance functions for each mode at both facilities. After model calibration, contributing injury frequency factors are identified. Injury frequency and injury risk measures are then generated to carry out a comparative study to identify which mode is at greatest risk at intersections in Montreal. Among other results, this study identified the significant effect that motor-vehicle traffic imposes on cyclist and pedestrian injury occurrence. Motor-vehicle traffic is the main risk determinant for all injury and intersection types. This highlights the need for safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians who are, on average, at 14 and 12 times greater risk than motorists, respectively, at signalized intersections."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Aside from exposure measures, this work also identifies some geometric design and built environment characteristics affecting injury occurrence for cyclists, pedestrians and motor-vehicle occupants."
For more information on this research see: Multimodal injury risk analysis of road users at signalized and non-signalized intersections. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;71():201-209. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Strauss, University of Montreal, Dept. of Social & Prevent Med, Montreal Dept. of Public Hlth, Montreal, PQ H2L 1M3, Canada. Additional authors for this research include L.F. Miranda-Moreno and P. Morency (see also Risk Management).
Keywords for this news article include: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, North and Central America, Risk Management
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