CTS Director Robert Wunderlich joins CBS News Radio Los Angeles to talk traffic safety, and addresses concerns over the number of traffic fatalities reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wunderlich is featured in the final segment (at the 39:35-minute mark in the episode). … [Read more...] about Did We Forget How to Drive During the Pandemic?
Robert Wunderlich, center director, is interviewed in a Houston Chronicle article looking at traffic safety during the COVID-19 lockdown, notably the uptick in local fatalities related to the increased popularity of bicycles during that time. … [Read more...] about 2020 Was the Year Houstonians Stayed Out of Their Cars and Grabbed a Bike. A Record 34 of Them Died.
CTS Director Robert Wunderlich discusses safety trends during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, including the phenomenon of fewer traffic crashes not yielding a commensurate reduction in traffic fatalities. … [Read more...] about Despite Fewer Drivers, More People Died On Austin Roads In 2020 Than In The Past Five Years
CTS Director and TTI Senior Research Engineer Robert Wunderlich is featured in a story in WIRED highlighting the downturn in traffic volume and the overall number of crashes during COVID-19 quarantine while pointing out the lack of a commensurate reduction in fatal crashes. … [Read more...] about The Year of Driving Less—but More Dangerously
CTS Director Robert Wunderlich talks to CBS affiliate KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth regarding the phenomenon of more deadly crashes despite few overall crashes on Texas roadways during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020. … [Read more...] about I-Team: Despite Less Traffic, There Have Been More Deadly Crashes In North Texas During Pandemic
Center Director Robert Wunderlich is interviewed regarding traffic trends during the height of stay-at-home orders in April 2020, where crashes decreased but fatal crashes didn't decrease commensurately. The article also discusses safety interventions aimed at reducing fatal crashes. … [Read more...] about Holiday Traffic Might Decrease in San Antonio and across Texas, but Auto Deaths, Not So Much
CTS Director Robert Wunderlich and his research regarding traffic safety patterns during April 2020, at the height of COVID-19 quarantine, was recently featured in the AASHTO Journal. Wunderlich's research comports with recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fatality-rate findings issued for the second quarter of 2020. … [Read more...] about New Texas A&M Study Highlights COVID-19 Impact On Motor Vehicle Crash/Injury Rate
National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 19–23, 2020) recognizes the importance of school bus safety with various activities aimed at teaching students how to be safer in and around school buses. The week also highlights ways roadway users can practice safer behaviors whenever they encounter buses on the roadway, helping to keep our children safer. “Research shows that transporting children by school bus is the safest way to get them to and from … [Read more...] about National School Bus Safety Week Recognizes Challenges, Best Practices in Difficult Times
CTS Director Robert Wunderlich speaks to The CW's Channel 39 in Houston about traffic trends during April 2020, when the pandemic resulted in fewer cars on the road but more dangerous driving conditions as vehicle speeds increased. … [Read more...] about Research Shows Texas Roads Are Less Busy, but More Dangerous During Pandemic
CTS Director Robert Wunderlich discusses crash trends during the pandemic with Texas Standard. While congestion lessened due to fewer vehicles on the road during quarantine in April 2020, traffic fatalities, while reduced, did not see a commensurate decline. … [Read more...] about Why Traffic Deaths Are Steady Despite Fewer Drivers On The Road