A misapplied statistic in many traffic reports cites “human error” as the cause for 94% of crashes in the US, most often to make the case for complex technologies to “replace” or “remove” said errors. In this session, panelists will explore the ways, beyond individual mistakes by road users, humans have designed opportunities for making mistakes into our transportation systems, and how we can rethink ways to address human errors.
Moderated by Eric Dumbaugh, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University
Panelists: Seth LaJeunesse (UNC Highway Safety Research Center), Missy Cummings (Duke University), and Jan Theeuwes (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Part 2 in the Safe Systems Summer Learning Series hosted by the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety. More info: www.roadsafety.unc.edu/education/activities/summer-learning-series-2021/