"Socioeconomic Crash Factors" recording available

This webinar addressed how social and economic factors can play a role in crash injuries and fatalities. Dr. Klinich discussed her study which analyzed crash fatality data and found that lower education levels, more rural environments, and lower-income levels resulted in higher numbers of fatalities than expected. This was due to dangerous crash types, lower restraint use, and older vehicle age.

In Mr. Cole’s presentation, he provided an overview of Virginia’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) and explained how his team used Virginia’s Health Opportunity Index as a factor to help determine the PSAP priority locations. Mr. Cole showed how the same model could be explored for additional programs and safety planning.

You can access the webinar recording using the provided link here.

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