Matt Turner, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Craig Davis, Founder of www.CyclistVideoEvidence.com, will be presenting to the California Transportation Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee on “Criminal Near Miss Data for Inclusion in ATP Safety Scoring Rubric” this Thursday in Sacramento.
Our goals are to share the importance of criminal near miss data (CNM) and to get the explicit inclusion of CNM data in ATP grant applications. As we previously posted, we were told that CNM data can be used in ATP grants but we believe it’s critical that CNM data is explicitly requested in the grant rubrics. Currently, only collision data is explicitly requested. We believe that collisions are a lagging indicator of safety: when a collision occurs it signifies the failure of all of the forces arrayed for public safety. We believe that criminal near misses are a leading safety indicator that can identify, educate and in some cases prosecute egregiously dangerous drivers, before collisions occur.
We will also show this condensed version of our California cyclists’ video evidence of criminal near misses.
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