Road Safety Research Virtual Special Issue

Readquality road safety research in this virtual special issue, introduced by theeditor of Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Safetyand particularly transportation safety continue to dominate our focus on theworld stage. We can see this clearly in the number of journals,publications and citations relevant to safety research. If we look at the mostcited papers during the last decade or so, we can see clearly the interest inmany aspects of safety, most importantly human factors issues such as fatigue,cognitive load and distractions; State-of-the-art in analytical accidentanalysis that enable us to provide better description of many safety phenomenaand more accurate estimations and predictions of safety measures; and thepublic health aspects of safety.

Many improvements have been reached inmany countries around the world in the last decade as evidenced in thesubstantial road fatality reduction in many countries in Europe, North America,Australia and Japan. However the challenges in other countries are many,particularly in the fast rising economies of East Asia and the developingcountries in different parts of the world. There are still much needed work tobe done on all fronts by researchers, practitioners and decision makers tobring safety problems under control. Research paves the way for safer roads anda safer future.

Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PhD, PE

These articles have been made free for you to access onlineto mark Global RoadSafety Week, 4-10 May 2015. Simply click on the articles of interest belowand enjoy free online access until 30June, 2015.

Analyticmethods in accident research: methodological frontier and future directions
Analytic Methods in Accident Research

Healthimplications of transport planning, development and operations
Journal of Transport & Health

Reflectionson the economics of transportation safety
Research in Transportation Economics

Thelink between fatigue and safety
Accident Analysis & Prevention

TheDriver Behaviour Questionnaire as a predictor of accidents: a meta-analysis
Journal of Safety Research

Driverengagement in distracting activities and the strategies used to minimise risk
Safety Science

Howdo other people influence your driving speed? Exploring the ‘who’ and the ‘how’of social influences on speeding from a qualitative perspective
Transportation Research Part F: TrafficPsychology & Behaviour

Areview of driving risks and impairments associated withattention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the effects of stimulantmedication on driving performance
Journal of Safety Research

Drivingspeed and the risk of road crashes: a review
Accident Analysis & Prevention

Theeffects of personality and gender on risky driving behaviour and accidentinvolvement
Safety Science

Effectsof visual and cognitive load in real and simulated motorway driving
Transportation Research Part F: TrafficPsychology & Behaviour

Teenagedrivers: patterns of risk
Journal of Safety Research

Anintroduction to road vulnerability: what has been done, is done and should bedone
Transport Policy

Theparadoxes of almost totally safe transportation systems
Safety Science

Modelingtraffic accident occurrence and involvement
Accident Analysis & Prevention

Childroad safety in the urban environment
Journal of Transport Geography

Concurrentmobile (cellular) phone use and driving performance: task demandcharacteristics and compensatory processes
Transportation Research Part F: TrafficPsychology & Behaviour

Canone estimate the value of life or is it better to be dead than stuck intraffic?
Transportation Research Part A: Policyand Practice

Wondering where to publish your road safety research?
Explore the Aims & Scopes of the following journals to find the perfect home for your research:

Accident Analysis & Prevention
Analytic Methods in Accident Research
Journal of Transport & Health
Journal of Safety Research
Safety Science
Travel Behaviour & Society
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic  Psychology & Behaviour

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Look at the open access information on the journal homepages or visit www.elsevier.com/openaccess.