Motorized Vehicle Safety

CSCRS Article on Safe Systems Approach in USDOT October 2017 Newsletter

October 13, 2017

What is a safe systems approach to road safety? SafeTREC, a consortium member of the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), the new University Transportation Center (UTC) at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), is part of the effort to answer this question and define the concept of a safe systems approach for introduction in the U.S. 

Save the Date for the CSCRS Safe Systems Summit, Sept. 13-14

April 9, 2018

Save the date for the Safe Systems Summit on September 13-14, 2018!

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Seat Belt Use

September 18, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be highlighting the facts on seat belt use.

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SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Drug-Involved Driving

September 19, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! Each day this week we will feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will be highlighting the facts on drug-involved driving.

In case you missed them, check out the fact sheets on:

SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts: Emergency Medical Services

September 20, 2018

Welcome back to the SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series! This summer, we have featured recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues. Today, we will wrap up the Series - for now! -  and highlight the facts on emergency medical services.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring our traffic safety findings! Stay tuned for more posts in the series. And in case you missed any of the prior posts, check out the fact sheets on:

Street Story Pilot

June 22, 2018

Crash data is readily available and accessible for public use through government information databases. Crash data typically entails vehicle-related injuries and fatalities that were reported to police authorities. But what about unreported incidents--incidents that only require exchange of contact and insurance information, incidents that may not involve an injury  or injuries that might not have been reported?

Injury Prevention and Control

Fall 2018 Public Health 285a Injury Prevention and Control meets weekly on Friday, 2-4 pm, 2 units (3 units with a paper)

Observational Study of Cell Phone and Texting Use Among California Drivers 2012 and Comparison to 2011 Data

Cooper, Jill F.
Ragland, David R.
Ewald, Katrin
Wasserman, Lisa
Murphy, Christopher J.
2013

This methodological report describes survey research and data collection methods employed for the second Observational Survey of Cell Phone and Texting Use among California Drivers study conducted in 2012. This study was conducted by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants (E&W) on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at University of California at Berkeley.

New Campaign from Traffic Safety and Law Enforcement Launches: DUI Doesn't Mean Just Booze

December 29, 2017

Drug impaired driving is a problem on California highways. This includes drivers under the influence of prescribed medications, illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana. And just like drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs is illegal.