Join the USDOT Volpe Center to learn about the safety impacts of large vehicles, featuring higher and lower vision city trucks! A driver’s reaction time is 50% faster when they can see a pedestrian, bicyclist or other road user with their naked eye (also known as direct vision) rather than through a mirror. For 50 years, the Volpe Center has focused on the intersection of transportation safety, innovation, and infrastructure. They have developed the VIEW blind zone assessment tool, which measures vehicle blind zones, that we’ll put to the test on real city trucks at real crosswalks. In this walkshop, you’ll learn how to make safer fleet purchase decisions based on direct vision, how to incorporate direct vision into the decision-making process, and how to account for large truck blind zones in intersection design.
Mode: Walk (Arrive by Transit)