A leader in research, focused on safety
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center is working hard to help shape the field of transportation safety. We are committed to excellence in sound research, and safety is the preeminent goal – every day and in every project our staff undertakes.
Our mission: to improve the safety, sustainability and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation, and information dissemination.
Transportation safety has come a long way since the North Carolina General Assembly established HSRC in 1965. In terms of miles driven, the number of motor vehicle related deaths in the U.S. is 80 percent lower than it was 50 years ago. This is good news of course, but more than 30,000 people lose their lives annually in the U.S. as a result of motor vehicle crashes. There is still much work to be done and progress to be made.
HSRC is proud to be a leader in this important charge.
HSRC Diversity Statement: The UNC Highway Safety Research Center affirms the University’s core values regarding diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. The HSRC is committed, through its policies, practices, programs, and services, to creating and fostering an environment of inclusion, equity, non-discrimination, and pluralism, grounded in respect and appreciation for all, and promoting and celebrating individual and collective achievement.
Our diversity statement draws from the language of the diversity statement of UNC University Libraries.
2015-2016 Annual Report
- Message from the Director
- Our Mission, Contributions
- Center Highlights
- Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
- Changing Behaviors
- Shaping the Future of Transportation Safety
- The Built Environment
- Financial Report
- Timeline: 50 Years of HSRC
- 50th Anniversary Spotlight
- Researchers and Staff
- Publications and Presentations