UNC Highway Safety Research Center Releases 2013 Annual Report
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Jan. 3, 2014) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) today announced the release of its 2013 Annual Report. In the past year, in addition to its many other accomplishments, HSRC expanded its practitioner trainings and professional development opportunities, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Click It or Ticket enforcement and outreach program, and released a research-based smartphone app designed to support parents while their teens move through the learner stage of the graduated driver licensing process.
The following are a few brief highlights from the report. During the 2012-2013 year, HSRC:
- Released more than 50 publications and presentations on a variety of topics, from research on graduated driver licensing to the safety of LED traffic signals.
- Answered approximately 120 requests for North Carolina crash data information from members of the public and media.
- Generated approximately $16 in revenue for every $1 of support provided by the state of North Carolina
- Awarded HSRC's sixth annual scholarship to encourage more interest in the field of highway safety among graduate students.
- Conducted 12 Complete Streets trainings, which educate transportation professionals about how to make streets safe and comfortable for people using all modes of transportation.
A digital copy of the report is now available in HSRC's online newsroom.