Center for Transportation Safety Director Robert Wunderlich is quoted in a KERA News article after a suspect was arrested for crashing into an SUV while driving 157 MPH in Forth Worth — killing one person and injuring two others. The article links to a 2021 interview with KERA News where Wunderlich mentions speed as the number one determinant of the severity of a crash. … [Read more...] about After a Suspected 157 MPH Crash in Fort Worth, TxDOT Reminds Drivers to Slow Down
Texas Just Saw its Second-Deadliest Year on Record for Road Fatalities. Here’s Why.
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.
TTI, TxDOT Win National Safety Award
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
Distance Learning Is the New Normal: What TTI’s Youth Transportation Safety Program Is Doing for Young Drivers
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