Innovative Tools, Technologies and Systems to Reduce Road Traffic Deaths and Injuries

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 287

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Department of Engineering, University of Campania Luigi, 581100 Naples, Italy
Interests: road safety; passive safety systems; roadside barriers; crash cushion
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo L. Lazzarino, 1, 56122 Pisa, PI, Italy
Interests: road safety; accident data analysis; surface pavement characteristics; tyre pavement interaction; road monitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages and the first leading cause of death for children and young adults (5–29 years). Without appropriate measures, they could become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. In addition to human suffering and grief, road deaths and injuries generate high economic costs through lost income, medical and rehabilitation costs, as well as judicial and custodial costs.

UN General Assembly resolution proclaimed the period 2021–2030 as the Second Decade of Action (DoA) for Road Safety and set a goal of achieving a reduction of at least 50% in road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. This latest goal is much more challenging than the one of previous decades both because it involves urban roads more significantly and because the concept and technology of transportation are rapidly evolving: the implementation of telecommunications, widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic, reduces the need for physical mobility, with new technologies in cars assisting or even replacing drivers becoming a reality, which forces use to rethink about what we understand as active or passive safety. As part of this effort, it also has to be considered that the road network is to a large extent already developed, and that reconstruction projects are conditioned by available funding, physical constraints, or social or environmental considerations. Often, especially in constrained sites, “full standards” projects simply are not feasible, with exceptions becoming the rule.

This Special Issue will address some of the most essential issues currently affecting road safety. It welcomes high-quality original research and review articles that cover a broad range of topics related to traffic deaths and injuries, including those concerning roads, cars, heavy vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Research papers (case studies, reviews and policy related) from different parts of the world are invited. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Combination of physical and traffic management systems suitable to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Pavement friction treatment and management.
  • Impact of real time meetings and smart working on mobility change.
  • Emerging technologies in driving behaviour.
  • Safety tools to discover black spots.
  • Advanced road safety systems
  • Advanced driving safety systems.
  • Roadside passive safety
  • Smart and sustainable urban roads.

Dr. Mariano Pernetti
Dr. Massimo Losa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

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