The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI's) Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) hosted the first ever virtual Traffic Safety Conference June 10–12, 2020. The conference, supported by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), focused on traffic safety issues and forward-looking research aligned with TxDOT’s goal to end all traffic fatalities on Texas roadways by 2050. For more information on the zero deaths goal, read TxDOT’s press … [Read more...] about A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Safety Innovation at the 2020 Virtual Traffic Safety Conference
It’s Global Road Safety Week 2019!
May 6 marks the start of the Fifth United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week. The week is recognized biannually and emphasizes themes around road safety. This year's theme is Leadership and has the goal of inspiring both the general public and stakeholders in leadership positions to take action in promoting road safety initiatives. The World Health Organization estimates that 1.35 million road traffic deaths occur each year, with more than … [Read more...] about It’s Global Road Safety Week 2019!
Fatal crash risk for teens with passengers rising, even as traffic deaths show 10-year decline
AUSTIN — New research suggests that novice teenage drivers (age 15-17) are about eight times more likely than young adult drivers (age 18-24) to have a fatal crash if teenage passengers are in the motor vehicle. Moreover, that teen passenger risk has grown greater over the past decade, even as total numbers of crash deaths have dropped dramatically for young drivers. The analysis by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) looked at ten … [Read more...] about Fatal crash risk for teens with passengers rising, even as traffic deaths show 10-year decline
Universities launch peer-based safe driving program
SAN ANTONIO —Impaired driving is a persistent problem in Texas, particularly among college students. A new peer-based program aims to change that — Texas A&M University-San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word have started the U in the Driver Seat (UDS) program, which organizers hope to eventually spread statewide. Car crashes are the number-one killer of Americans under the age of 25, and alcohol use stands out as one of the … [Read more...] about Universities launch peer-based safe driving program
Peer program & GDL law help Texas lead U.S. in reducing teen crashes
For release: 2 p.m. CDT, July 27, 2009 For more information: Bernie Fette, 979-317-2349 (office) or 979-777-7532 (cell) Peer program & GDL law help Texas lead U.S. in reducing teen crashes The rate of fatal teen crashes is declining faster and more steadily in Texas than in any other state, thanks in part to a growing program that uses peer communication to reduce the … [Read more...] about Peer program & GDL law help Texas lead U.S. in reducing teen crashes
Analysis sheds light on growing nighttime driving danger
For release: May 6, 2010 For more information: Bernie Fette 979-317-2349 (office) / 979-777-7532 (cell) Full report and state-by-state illustrations are available at https://www.t-driver.com/nighttime-fatal-crash-trends/. Analysis sheds light on growing nighttime driving danger A new nationwide analysis suggests that distractions – not alcohol – are contributing to a steady increase in nighttime fatal … [Read more...] about Analysis sheds light on growing nighttime driving danger