William L. Hall
Manager, Occupant Protection Program
William L. ("Bill" ) Hall is the HSRC's expert in child passenger safety. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Bill helped to spearhead the HSRC's efforts to increase seatbelt and safety seat use in North Carolina. These efforts have included educating and training parents, care-givers, health educators, police officers, and the general public about how to safely transport children.
In the early 1990s, Bill served as a lead instructor for statewide child passenger safety workshops sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 1998, he helped develop NHTSA's 32- hour Standardized Child Passenger Safety Technical Training certification curriculum for child passenger safety advocates and educators. Bill has also served as a member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board from 1999 – 2001.
Bill is HSRC's primary representative to the School Transportation Group. A joint effort of the HSRC and the North Carolina State University Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), the School Trasportation Group addresses school transportation engineering and planning, land use, safety, security, finance, and technology applications.
In addition to his child passenger advocacy and his school transportation safety research and education, Bill has been involved in a wide range of other projects with his HSRC colleagues ranging from large truck crash analysis to studying the transportation of mobile homes on North Carolina roadways.