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 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
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
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.
During the school year, the TTI Center for Transportation Safety's Youth Transportation Safety (YTS) program is active in schools and communities across the country, supporting peer-led road safety education and outreach. However, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and subsequent school closures for the rest of the academic year, the YTS program staff has adapted their in-school programs to accommodate distance learning. Much like teachers across … [Read more...] about Distance Learning Is the New Normal: What TTI’s Youth Transportation Safety Program Is Doing for Young Drivers
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!
The Decade of Action for Road Safety — the United Nations plan to reduce the number of road traffic fatalities around the world by 2020 — begins May 11, 2011. Each day, 3,500 people are killed by traffic fatalities worldwide, amounting to 1.3 million deaths each year. According to the World Health Organization’s website, “The objectives [of the launch] are to: • draw attention to the Decade and more generally to the impact of the global … [Read more...] about Worldwide effort to make roads safer now underway