Road User Behavior

2018 National DUI Summer Mobilization August 17 - September 3

August 15, 2018

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze Facts

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious safety issue. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), one person every 50 minutes was killed in an alcohol-involved crash nationwide in 2016. In California, 1,059 people lost their lives that year due to crashes involving a drunk driver.

A behavioral modeling approach to bicycle level of service

Griswold, Julia B.
Yu, Mengqiao
Victoria Filingeri
Grembek, Offer
Joan Walker

Bicycle level of service (LOS) measures are essential tools for transportation agencies to monitor and prioritize improvements to infrastructure for cyclists. While it is apparent that different types of cyclists have varying preferences for the facilities on which they ride, in current research and practice, measures are used that are either insufficiently quantitative and empirical or lack cyclist segmentation.

2017 SWITRS Data Added to Transportation Injury Mapping System

March 21, 2018

The Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) has been updated with 2017 SWITRS data!

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 7, 2018

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

SafeTREC's CA Teen Driver Heat Map featured in CDE Driver Education Update

January 26, 2018

The California Young Driver Heat Map (Teen Safety Heat Map), a new geographic information system (GIS) resource developed by SafeTREC in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) was recently highlighted in the Winter, 2017-2018 issue of the California Department of Education's CDE Driver Education Update. Teen Safety Heat Map Article

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.

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 15 - 21

October 16, 2017

Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence? To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, National Teen Driver Safety Week will be held this week from October 15 - 21.

Geocoding Police Collision Report Data from California: A Comprehensive Approach

Bigham, John M.
Rice, Thomas M.
Pande, Swati
Lee, Junhak
Park, Shin Hyoung
Gutierrez, Nicolas
Ragland, David R.


Collision geocoding is the process of assigning geographic descriptors, usually latitude and longitude coordinates, to a traffic collision record. On California police reports, relative collision location is recorded using a highway postmile marker or a street intersection. The objective of this study was to create a geocoded database of all police-reported, fatal and severe injury collisions in the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) for years 1997-2006 for use by public agencies.