On May 30, in a bold move to end traffic deaths, the Texas Transportation Commission directed the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to cut traffic fatalities in half by 2035 and end them entirely by 2050. These goals are a natural outcome of the current TxDOT #EndtheStreak campaign, which “encourages Texans to drive safely to […]
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“This is Texas together on the road to zero,” said Robert Wunderlich, director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for Transportation Safety as he opened the 2018 Traffic Safety Conference in Sugar Land, Texas. The conference, supported by the Texas Department of Transportation, was held August 8–10. TTI hosts the Traffic Safety Conference […]
The 2017 Traffic Safety Conference will focus on actions we can take to implement the strategies and countermeasures of the revised Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Seven traffic safety issues have been identified for emphasis in the new plan.
2017 Traffic Safety Conference June 7-9, 2017 | Omni Mandalay | Las Colinas, Texas Planning is underway for the 2017 Traffic Safety Conference. Mark your calendar and plan to join us in Las Colinas, Texas, to attend sessions where presenters will share experiences, knowledge, ideas, and programs to reduce and eliminate crashes on our roadways. […]
Advanced vehicle technologies represent a “safety innovation revolution,” according to Mark Rosekind, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Rosekind met with leaders and researchers of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and was keynote speaker for the 2016 Traffic Safety Conference hosted by TTI in College Station, Texas, June 6-8. “Over […]
Planning is underway for the 2016 Statewide Traffic Safety Conference in College Station. No matter what your area of expertise may be or what specific approaches to solving traffic safety problems you take, we’re all working toward a common goal: significant and permanent reductions in the deaths and injuries on our streets and highways. Don’t […]
A record number of people attended this year’s Traffic Safety Conference, organized by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety (CTS). More than 300 people attended the statewide event in San Antonio, Texas, May 12–14. The event, now in its sixth year, usually attracts about 200 people. “We tried to expand and diversify […]
The early registration period for the 2014 Traffic Safety Conference has been extended through Friday, April 11. This year’s conference, held at the Westin Riverwalk – San Antonio, will include three workshops, 16 breakout session and student poster presentations on safety research. The breakout sessions will be on a variety of topics, including: Teen driving Motorcycle […]
Save the date for the 2014 Traffic Safety Conference. This year’s conference, sponsored in cooperation with USAA, the ATLAS Center and the Texas Department of Transportation, will be held May 12-14 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio. Planning is underway for the conference and a preliminary program and registration information will be available soon. Hotel reservations can be made now […]
An entire session of the annual Traffic Safety Conference was dedicated to motorcycle safety this year in addition to related remarks made during the conference’s opening session.
Sixteen percent of all vehicle fatalities in Texas involve motorcyclists, according to David Strickland, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recently licensed motorcyclist himself, Strickland was a speaker during the opening session of the 4th annual Traffic Safety Conference in San Antonio this summer. “I love motorcyclists and I love motorcycling, […]
With the theme of improving safety on highways in Texas and across the nation, the leader of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the retiring state legislator known as “Senator Safety” were featured speakers for the Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) 4th annual Statewide Traffic Safety Conference, June 4-6, in San Antonio. David Strickland, […]
With speakers that include the administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the retiring state legislator known by many as “Senator Safety,” the 2012 Statewide Traffic Safety Conference in San Antonio June 4–6 is expected to be well attended. “We are honored that NHTSA Administrator David Strickland and State Sen. Steve Ogden […]
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.
The inaugural gathering of traffic safety professionals, policymakers and practitioners was a rousing success, according to John Mounce, director of the Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for Transportation Safety. Mounce moderated the conference. The 2008 Traffic Safety Conference was held in Houston, Texas, Nov. 17-19, 2008. TTI hosted the event in conjunction with the Texas […]