The Roadway Safety Foundation has honored the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with a 2021 National Roadway Safety Award. The foundation lauded the TxDOT-sponsored, TTI-developed “Safer by Design” tool, a user-friendly innovation roadway designers can use to assess the safety characteristics of rural highway design. … [Read more...] about TTI, TxDOT Win National Safety Award
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
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
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
Robert Wunderlich, P.E., ITE Fellow and Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses the Safe System approach to reducing serious injuries and fatalities on roadways. He highlights the various aspects of the Safe System, including roadway design that reduces user error and lowers impact forces, and explains what transportation professionals can do to help implement a Safe System … [Read more...] about The Safe System Approach with Robert Wunderlich, P.E.