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FMCSA Hosts Webinar on Truck Crashes Involving Pedestrians, Cyclists

November 12, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in support of the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Nov.18, to examine 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.

The FMCSA says recent analysis shows 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, according to the federal agency.

Data for the FMCSA analysis was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

To register for the Nov. 18 FMCSA webinar, visit connectdot.connectsolutions.com/MayorsChallenge1/event/registration.html.