Robert Wunderlich, CTS director, was recently interviewed by Texas Standard to discuss the factors that contributed to 2021 being the second-deadliest year on Texas roadways on record. New data from the Texas Department of Transportation reports 4,480 people died in car wrecks in 2021. The only year with more vehicle fatalities was 1981. … [Read more...] about Texas Just Saw its Second-Deadliest Year on Record for Road Fatalities. Here’s Why.
Did We Forget How to Drive During the Pandemic?
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?
I-Team: Despite Less Traffic, There Have Been More Deadly Crashes In North Texas During Pandemic
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
Texas Roads Less Crowded, but No Less Dangerous
Reformation Austin News highlights the COVID-19 traffic trend of fewer vehicles on Texas roadways but the lack of a commensurate reduction in fatal crashes. TTI's Center for Transportation Safety Director Robert Wunderlich discusses his analysis of the data behind those findings. From the article: "Data from the institute show that traffic crashes in Texas during April were about half of their normal level, and fewer fatal crashes were recorded … [Read more...] about Texas Roads Less Crowded, but No Less Dangerous