Welcome to the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center

We are part of the University of California, Berkeley, affiliated with the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies, with additional partnerships with the Department of City and Regional Planning, Public Policy and Transportation Engineering.

Our research is carried out by faculty at UC Berkeley with assistance from post-doctoral scholars, research staff, and graduate student researchers. We also help the California Office of Traffic Safety administer its Sobriety Checkpoint Program and its Community Pedestrian Safety Workshops and support various safety initiatives from other California agencies, Including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 

Most recent papers and announcements

The use of helmets that do not comply with safety standards is common in California. The objective of this study was to describe the use of these nonstandard helmets among San Francisco Bay-area (SFBA) motorcyclists and to identify personal and motorcycle characteristics that are associated with the use of nonstandard helmets. (Full document contains link to journal article requiring registration/paywall.)

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Caltrans and CHP Warn Drivers of Maximum Enforcement Around Construction Work Zones @CHP_HQ_Media http://t.co/TOaIn5kt24
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Great Roundup on Protected Bike Lanes in California

Post date: July 23, 2014
From LA Streetsblog's Melanie Curry: @currymel