Approximately two pedestrians and/or bicyclists are killed every day in crashes involving a large truck or bus. In these crashes, failure to yield right-of-way is a leading contributing factor at intersections and mid-blocks. Simply put, pedestrians and bicyclists may not be aware that large trucks and buses have larger blind spots, wider turning radii and […]
Car Crashes Are Down. Working From Home Keeps Us Safe On the Road
By Gregory Winfree No one yet knows how many Americans will die this year from COVID-19. But here’s a pretty safe bet on the number who will die in car crashes: Likely not as many as last year. Call it an unintended benefit of widespread stay-at-home orders designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. […]
Safety Research Essential in Light of National Increase in Traffic Crashes: TTI’s Center for Transportation Safety
With fatal and serious-injury crashes on the rise, the work of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) is more critical than ever. “We’ve seen a steady increase in crashes over the last five years in Texas. A large part of this is due to the economy being better: we’re driving […]
Senate Committee Focuses on Right-Angle Intersection Crashes, TTI Testimony on Countermeasures
Members of the Texas Senate Transportation Committee concentrated their attention Mar. 8 on the problem of right-angle crashes at signalized intersections, and heard TTI testimony on options available to address the issue.
Transport Trends Highlights Questions About Automated Vehicle Crashes
The second issue of Transport Trends, the e-newsletter of TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center, highlights the PRC’s recent study examining the issue of crashes involving automated vehicles. Other topics include: regulation of transportation network companies, financing for coastal port infrastructure, and public opinion on transportation issues.
New Findings: More New Oil and Gas Wells, More Crashes and Injury Costs
A new study from TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center shows a correlation between increased oil and gas drilling activity and crashes in energy-rich areas of the state. The findings are based on a comparison of two timeframes: 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 in the Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, and Eagle Ford Shale regions. In both the Permian […]
TTI in the Media
Over the past year, TTI experts answered tough questions on a variety of state and national transportation issues. Over 2,500 newspaper articles, broadcast television spots and professional journals — with a potential reach of over 725 million readers and viewers nationwide — mentioned the Institute or its experts. Here are a few excerpts of TTI‘s […]
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