Congratulations to Justin Tyndall, whose joint work with Cody Nehiba was awarded the Stough-Johansson Springer Award. Their paper, titled “Highways and Pedestrian Deaths in US Neighborhoods”, was deemed the best paper presented by an early-career scholar at the 62th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association.
Each year the Springer Prize is awarded for the best paper presented at the WRSA’s Annual Meeting by an early-career scholar. The prize consists of a certificate and selection of Springer books as chosen by the winner. The competition is judged by the co-editors of the Association’s official journal, The Annals of Regional Science.
Justin’s previous work analyzing the relationship between large vehicles and pedestrian casualties has received national media coverage, including Medium, Streetsblog, Financial Times, and Vox.
More about Justin’s research in pedestrian safety, particularly in the context of Hawaiʻi, can be found on his recent UHERO blog article.
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If drivers had been trained to use the Left Foot Braking Method when braking an automatic or electric, and thus been able to apply the brakes ¾ of a second sooner and stop 30-60 feet shorter and make ‘hit the gas instead of the brake’, IMPOSSIBLE, would these car versus pedestrians/cyclists crashes have even occurred? Why is the HAWAII GOVERNORS HIGHWAY SAFETY ASSOCIATION (GHSA), the US DOT, and the TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD (TRB) opposed to the BTSCRP scientific study that would make this possible? When we went from 2 wheel braking to 4 wheel braking, we had SCIENCE. When we went from mechanical braking to hydraulic braking, disc brakes, etc., we had SCIENCE. Why no SCIENCE to compare driver braking methods? Just Tradition and Testosterone! Note: The simple use of your left foot to brake is NOT, repeat NOT the Left Foot Braking Method. leftfootbraking.org