Since opening in 2001, Center for Transportation Safety staff have impacted traffic safety in Texas with research, public outreach and data analysis.
Volume 47, Number 3
For those attending the 2011 Traffic Safety Conference in Austin this spring, the substantial decline in Texas traffic deaths over the last two years, while encouraging, just isn’t enough.
Technical Reports Benefits of Public Roadside Safety Rest Areas in Texas: Technical Report, by Jodi Carson, 0-6267-2, July 6, 2011. Development of Guidelines for Triple Left- and Dual Right-Turn Lanes: Technical Report, by Scott Cooner, 0-6112-1, July 28, 2011. Development of a MASH TL-3 Median Barrier Gate, by Roger Bligh, 9-1002-2, June 23, 2011. Development […]
ITE Recognizes Teens in the Driver Seat TTI’s Teens in the Driver Seat® (TDS) is the recipient of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ 2011 Transportation Achievement Award in Safety. TDS Program Director Russell Henk was presented with the award at the ITE Annual Meeting in St. Louis Aug. 15. This is the second time TDS […]
To lessen the number and severity of train incidents, the Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Rail Research Program is developing course materials for the Long Island Rail Road.
If you want safer roads, you have to have accurate and effective crash reporting.
Public policy and public opinion don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but when it comes to red-light cameras, two new studies suggest they do. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), most drivers like the cameras. And according to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), they work. The TTI study, although limited to Texas, […]
Vehicles are more protective than ever before. The roadway environment is far more forgiving. Traffic laws have evolved and become more effective over time. By almost any measure, roadway safety has advanced remarkably in a relatively short time, but engineering and enforcement will take us only part of the way. To move forward, meaningful safety […]
The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) has acquired a computer-modeling scanning system that ensures the Institute’s stature as one of the premier crash-testing facilities in the world.
Researchers and safety advocates have known for years that driving performance worsens when the driver is texting. Now we know just how much worse.
Take a dynamic work zone that can change daily. Add distracted drivers. What do you get?
Texas’ Click It or Ticket (CIOT) campaign achieved a significant milestone this year — 10 years of success. Since the campaign began, safety-belt use in Texas has reached record levels.