Road Safety Research Virtual Special Issue

Read quality road safety research in this virtual special issue, introduced by the editor of Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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

Many improvements have been reached in many countries around the world in the last decade as evidenced in the substantial 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 developing countries in different parts of the world. There are still much needed work to be done on all fronts by researchers, practitioners and decision makers to bring safety problems under control. Research paves the way for safer roads and a safer future.

Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PhD, PE

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

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

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

Reflections on the economics of transportation safety
Research in Transportation Economics

The link between fatigue and safety
Accident Analysis & Prevention

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

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

How do 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: Traffic Psychology & Behaviour

A review of driving risks and impairments associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and the effects of stimulant medication on driving performance
Journal of Safety Research

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

The effects of personality and gender on risky driving behaviour and accident involvement
Safety Science

Effects of visual and cognitive load in real and simulated motorway driving
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology & Behaviour

Teenage drivers: patterns of risk
Journal of Safety Research

An introduction to road vulnerability: what has been done, is done and should be done
Transport Policy

The paradoxes of almost totally safe transportation systems
Safety Science

Modeling traffic accident occurrence and involvement
Accident Analysis & Prevention

Child road safety in the urban environment
Journal of Transport Geography

Concurrent mobile (cellular) phone use and driving performance: task demand characteristics and compensatory processes
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology & Behaviour

Can one estimate the value of life or is it better to be dead than stuck in traffic?
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and 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

Want to publish your research open access?
Look at the open access information on the journal homepages or visit www.elsevier.com/openaccess.