UNC Highway Safety Research Center Releases 2012 Annual Report
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 6, 2013) -- The University of North Carolina (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) today announced the release of its 2012 Annual Report. In the past year, in addition to its many other accomplishments, HSRC Center celebrated a milestone in child passenger safety in North Carolina, organized a symposium to tackle the growing speed and safety problem on the state's roadways, expanded professional development offerings, and continued to conduct evaluations of safety policies and interventions nationwide.
The following are a few brief highlights from the report. During the 2011-2012 year, HSRC:
- Released more than 35 publications and presentations on a variety of topics, from parental awareness of supervised driving requirements for beginning drivers to leveraging the health benefits of active transportation
- Generated more than $16 in revenue for every $1 of support provided by the state
- Awarded HSRC's fifth annual scholarship to encourage more interest among graduate students in the field of highway safety
- Awarded 13 Walk Friendly Community designations, bringing the total number of communities recognized since the program's launch in April 2011 to 24 (as of June 20, 2012)
- Launched the first-ever National Bike to School Day in May 2012
A digital copy of the report is now available in HSRC's online newsroom.