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Register Now for the CSCRS Safe Systems Summit, April 23-24

February 20, 2019
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Interested in learning more about what the Safe Systems approach is to road safety? Register now for the Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety, which will be held in Durham, North Carolina, from April 23-24, 2019. This event is presented by the Collaborative...

New Publication: Diffusing innovative road safety practice

February 1, 2019

As another month begins, we are excited to announce another SafeTREC publication!

SafeTREC co-director Jill Cooper has co-authored a study published in the Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention, titled “Diffusing innovative road safety practice: A social network approach to identifying opinion leading U.S. cities” with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers Seth LaJeunesse, Stephen Heiny, Kelly Evenson, and Lisa Fiedler. The study, funded by the...

Diffusing innovative road safety practice: A social network approach to identifying opinion leading U.S. cities

LaJeunesse, Seth
Heiny, Stephen
Evenson, Kelly R.
Fiedler, Lisa M.
Cooper, Jill F.
2019

Objective: This study sought to identify opinion-leading U.S. cities in the realm of safe transportation systems by surveying road safety professionals and asking them to identify places that served as models for road safety.

Methods: Using a purposive sampling methodology, we surveyed professionals employed in road safety–related professions (e.g., transportation engineering, planning, public health, law enforcement, and emergency response). Using 183 professionals’ complete responses, we carried out social network analysis to both describe the...

Save the Date for Safety Sunday @TRB 2019: January 13, 2019

December 31, 2018

Headed to the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting this year? Interested in learning more about the latest safety-related research topics?

The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS) and the Southeastern Transportation Center is hosting Safety Sunday @TRB, an evening for safety conversations and networking on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Drop by and join the conversation with Offer Grembek, SafeTREC co-director/...

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.

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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!

Interested in learning more about what the Safe Systems approach is to road safety? Mark your calendars for the Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety, which will be held in Durham, North Carolina, from September 13-14, 2018. This event is presented by the Collaborative Sciences Center...

New Research Brief: The Goal of Road Safety in the Safe Systems Context

October 15, 2018

As part of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety. In our first entry in the series, we provide an overview of the Safe Systems Approach and how it relates to both current road safety...

New Research Brief: Shared Responsibility for Road Safety in Safe Systems Context

November 8, 2018

As part of our Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (CPBSP), UC Berkeley SafeTREC has prepared a series of research briefs about the Safe Systems Approach to road safety. These research briefs support local advocacy, community, and agency partner efforts to engage and educate residents on pedestrian and bicycle safety. In our first entry in the series, we provided...