Bikes & Buses

Bikes & Buses

Hi, my name is Michael Thomkins And I`ve been a operator at Septa for 32 years. Hi my name is Becky Collins I am a bike advocate, and also a Septa employee I`ve been a urban cyclist for about seven years now. We as operators are taught to keep our eyes and our mirrors constantly watching out for any hazard that might be coming up on either side, Left or…

Why Buses Have Bigger Steering Wheels

Why Buses Have Bigger Steering Wheels

Have you ever stopped to think about how much we rely on buses? Whether you use one for school or utilize public transit, buses are so engrained in our daily lives that there’s a lot of questions we could—and should—be asking about them! 1. Why is the steering wheel so darn big? Turns out, it’s for safety reasons! Buses didn’t always have power steering, so drivers had to use all…

What Is A Ghost Bike?

What Is A Ghost Bike?

My son was careful. He was always careful. { sound of car accident } We were devastated. I mean it’s a… it’s a real shock to the entire cycling community. { sound of car accident } “DISPATCHER: 911 emergency.” I can’t even imagine what his poor parents are going through. It’s hard. He was always a fun person to be around. She was a neat person to meet. He was…

Connectsafe Wireless Vehicle Communication System – University of South Australia

Connectsafe Wireless Vehicle Communication System – University of South Australia

Dedicated short range communications combines high reliability wireless communications and GPS, allowing cars to “talk” to each other and to roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights. This gives cars a three hundred and sixty degree awareness of nearby vehicles, even in situations where the driver cannot see them. Using vehicle position and speed information received from nearby cars, an onboard computer can warn the driver of hazardous situations, such as…

How Kip is driving research & innovation! Curtin University’s autonomous bus

How Kip is driving research & innovation! Curtin University’s autonomous bus

>>I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for Curtin to show the state, the country and the world that as an early adopter, this is what a university should be about.>>I think the moral and the safety issues of driverless vehicles is actually important here.>>Control is probably the biggest stumbling block that we’re going to face in terms of human psychology and increasing the adoption of autonomous vehicles.>>It’s just a question…

Why School Buses Are Yellow

Why School Buses Are Yellow

Consider the school bus. It could be painted literally any color: pink, bright green, orange, or even zebra-print. I like zebra print! So, why pick yellow? Is it because it’s a cheerful hue that makes kids happy to go to school? See the kid’s faces? I don’t think so. The main reason for picking yellow paint for school buses is… safety! But first, let’s figure out whether yellow school buses…

All You Need To Know About Bike Lights

All You Need To Know About Bike Lights

– Let there be light! In this video, we’re gonna give a full rundown and a guide on all things bike lights. We’re gonna go through the different types available, the ideal use for them, as well as key features`to look out for. Now, armed with all of this information, you’re gonna be able to know what lights you should be using, when and where. To demonstrate the different types…

UI College of Public Health Research: Farm Vehicle Safety (1 Min. Version)

UI College of Public Health Research: Farm Vehicle Safety (1 Min. Version)

We work with nine states and we collected data about farm crashes on roadways, and we also collected information about the state policies that required things like lighting and marking on the farm equipment. We were interested in finding out the relationship between the policies and the farm crashes. And what we found is that states that had more comprehensive policies – they required more lighting and marking – had…