Motorized Vehicle Safety

New Release: 2023 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

September 29, 2023
2023 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheets feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues to help inform future road safety efforts

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to announce the release of the 2023 series of Traffic Safety Fact Sheets, which feature traffic safety data and trends at the national and state level on a variety of road safety topics. This series also highlights the Safe System approach to road safety, which...

2023 California Traffic Safety Study Summary

Jill F. Cooper
2023

2023 marked the fourteenth year of the California Office of Traffic Safety’s (OTS) Annual Traffic Safety Study. The study is intended to create a better understanding of trends in traffic safety behaviors and help focus traffic safety programs, which include enforcement efforts along with public education campaigns to ensure they are effective in targeting areas with disproportionate traffic safety injuries. The survey is sponsored by the OTS and administered by Ewald and Wasserman Research Consultants, along with University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and...

Course Announcement: Fall 2023 Public Health Injury Prevention and Control

July 26, 2023

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Download Course PDF COURSE OVERVIEW Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1- 44, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost up to...

2022 Statewide Traffic Safety Survey Summary

Cooper, Jill F.
2022

2022 marked the thirteenth year of the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) California’s Annual Traffic Safety Study. The study is intended to create a better understanding of trends in traffic safety behaviors and help focus traffic safety programs, which include enforcement efforts along with public education campaigns to ensure they are effective in targeting areas with disproportionate traffic safety injuries. The survey is sponsored by the OTS while being administered by Ewald and Wasserman Research Consultants along with University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and...

California Traffic Safety Survey 2023: Speeding and aggressive driving, distracted driving, and drunk driving biggest safety concerns

July 3, 2023

UC Berkeley SafeTREC is excited to release the 2023 California Traffic Safety Survey led by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants (E&W). This study was conducted on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Speeding and...

California Traffic Safety Survey 2023

Ewald, Katrin
Wasserman, Lisa
2023

Similar to the survey waves since 2020, the 2023 California Traffic Safety Public Opinion Study was conducted by Ewald & Wasserman Research (E&W) on behalf of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center of UC Berkeley (SafeTREC), with an online self-administered survey. Survey panelists were provided through Marketing Services Group, a commercial sample and panel vendor.

The eligibility criteria for participating in the study were possessing a valid California driver’s license and being 18 years or older. Eligible...

Highlights of SafeTREC at TRB Annual Meeting 2023

February 8, 2023

This year SafeTREC faculty, staff and graduate students joined transportation professionals from around the world for the Transportation Research Board 102nd Annual Meeting from January 8-12, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Our team had the opportunity to participate in various events, workshops and activities, connect with alum, and present some of our latest transportation safety research on the Safe System approach, automated vehicle safety, bicycle network connectivity, transportation equity, and more. Enjoy...

SafeTREC at the 2023 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

December 12, 2022

UC Berkeley SafeTREC researchers, faculty and graduate students are excited to participate in the upcoming Transportation Research Board (TRB) 102nd Annual Meeting, held in person this year January 8–12, 2023 in Washington, D.C. Sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2023 meeting: Rejuvenation Out of Disruption: Envisioning a Transportation System for a Dynamic Future. The full 2023 program, including details on all sessions and workshops, is available now via the...

Course Announcement: Spring 2023 Traffic Safety and Injury Control

November 14, 2022

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Injuries from traffic crashes are a major cause of death and disability in the United States and around the world....