(Center Identification Number: 77955)
The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic study of rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. We examined both cases in which the vehicle rear-ended the bus (rear-ended collision) and in which the bus rear-ended the vehicle (rear-ending collision); the term rear-end collision includes both types of collision. The project had the following objectives:
- Determine if rear-end collisions are increasing
- Conduct an assessment to ascertain the prevalence of rear-end collisions
- Identify conditions that exist when rear-end collisions occur
- Identify mitigation strategies for agencies that have identified rear-end collisions as a major issue
- Assess impact of Yield to Bus and pull-out bays on rear-end collisions, and
- Identify solutions and/or strategies to reduce rear-end collisions.