When traffic safety experts think about the problem of impaired driving in Texas, words like troublesome and frustrating come to mind. Despite dedicated efforts to make Texas roadways safer, the Lone Star State typically leads the country in the number of alcohol-related deaths, and always ranks in the top 10 states for the highest rate […]
Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies
By Troy Walden, Ph.D. At more than 10,000 in 2015, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths in the U.S. has remained relatively constant in recent years, representing nearly a third of all highway fatalities. The total tends to change by only a few percentage points from year to year. At roughly the same time, though, […]
Alcohol use plays a factor in nearly half of all crimes committed in Texas. Maury Dennis, senior research scientist with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), cites this as one reason Texas probation officers have such a heavy workload. Dennis is beginning his third year organizing […]
Alcohol related statistics are staggering and have led Maury Dennis, with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies, to dedicate his career to educating the public about problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse.
On Jan. 4, with approval from The Texas A&M University System chancellor, the administrative responsibility for the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies (CADES) was transferred to TTI. CADES — which was founded and directed by Maury Dennis, a retired Texas A&M University professor and a current senior research scientist at TTI — began operating […]