Robert Wunderlich, CTS director, is featured in a USA Today story (source: Stateline) discussing built-in safety to prevent traffic crashes. Simple engineering changes such as rumble strips, median barriers, pavement markings, better lighting and wider shoulders could make a big difference in rural road safety. … [Read more...] about Deadly Crashes on Rural Roads Prompt New Safety Efforts
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?
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