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East Carolina University Student Awarded HSRC Scholarship (July 8, 2014) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today the winner of the 2014 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship -- Lauren Cochran.

Loud Conversations Among Passengers Most Likely Distraction for Teen Drivers (April 17, 2014) — Adolescent drivers are often distracted by technology while they're driving, but loud conversations and horseplay between passengers appear more likely to result in a dangerous incident.

HSRC Seeking Applications for $1,000 Scholarship (Feb. 3, 2014) —The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today it is accepting applications for the 2014 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.

HSRC Releases 2013 Annual Report (Jan. 3, 2014) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) today announced the release of its 2013 Annual Report.

PBIC Names Eight New Walk Friendly Communities (Oct. 29, 2013) —The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is excited to announce eight new Walk Friendly Communities. The "Walk Friendly" title means a city or town is being recognized for its success in working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort.

October, November and December Are Most Dangerous for Deer-related Crashes (Oct. 9, 2013) — Motor vehicle crashes involving deer historically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state's most recent crash data shows no exception to that rule.

Expert in Teen Driver Injury Prevention Research to Deliver 2013 Waller Lecture at UNC (Aug. 21, 2013) — Jean T. Shope, associate director, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI); research professor in the institute's Young Driver Behavior and Injury Prevention Group; and director, U-M Center for Injury Prevention among Youth, will present this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

iPhone App Supports Parents, Helps Teens Become Safer Drivers (April 5, 2013) —Book after book has been written to help parents know what to expect when they are expecting, how to handle the terrible twos, and how to talk about the birds and the bees. Now the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) and the Center for the Study of Young Drivers have developed a smartphone app that provides guidance to parents when their teen reaches another important milestone: learning to drive.

UNC Highway Safety Research Center seeking applications for $1,000 scholarship (March 7, 2013) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today it is accepting applications for the 2013 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.

UNC Highway Safety Research Center Releases Annual Report (March 6, 2013) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) today announced the release of its 2012 Annual Report.

North Carolina Motorcyclists Strongly Endorse Helmet Use Requirement (Feb. 22, 2013) — According to a statewide survey of North Carolina residents, a large majority of current motorcyclists support the state’s requirement that all motorcycle riders wear safety helmets. Among survey respondents who had ridden a motorcycle during the past year, 78 percent support the requirement.

Experts in Prevention of Gun Violence to Deliver 2012 Waller Lecture at UNC(Sept. 20, 2012) — Daniel Webster, Sc.D., M.P.H., professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-director of Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, and Tard Carter, outreach supervisor for the SafeStreets East Baltimore program, will give this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

" Watch for Me NC" Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launched in the Triangle Region (Aug. 6, 2012) — Each year, more than 350 pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with vehicles in the Triangle area.

Highway Safety Research Center selects 2012 scholarship recipient (Aug. 1, 2012) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today the recipient of the 2012 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship, Laura Peoples.

Celebrate National Bike to School Day on May 9 by Getting Outside on the Trip to School (May 8, 2012)— For the first time ever, communities across the country will join together to celebrate National Bike to School Day.

UNC Highway Safety Research Center seeking applications for $1000 scholarship
(February 24, 2012)—The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is seeking applications for the 2012 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship from master's-level, graduate students with an interest in the field of highway safety.
 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center announces inaugural Walk Friendly Communities
(April 26, 2011)—The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is excited to announce the inaugural round of Walk Friendly Communities (WFC).
 
'Yield to Heels' day fosters pedestrian safety and encourages attentiveness at UNC
(April 13, 2011)—During the day, volunteers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will promote awareness for pedestrian safety, educating pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists on UNC's campus.
 
Expert in child maltreatment prevention to deliver 2011 Waller Lecture at UNC
(April 1, 2011) — Ron Prinz, Ph.D., director of the Parenting Family Research Center at the University of South Carolina, will give this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 20.
 
UNC Highway Safety Research Center announces call for $1000 scholarship
(March 8, 2011) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is seeking applications for the Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship from master's-level, graduate students with an interest in the field of highway safety.
 
'Yield to Heels' day highlights pedestrian safety, brings focus to traveler awareness
(September 8, 2010) — Volunteers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will encourage awareness for pedestrian safety throughout the day, educating pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists on UNC's campus.
 
'Yield to Heels' day promotes pedestrian safety, attentiveness on UNC campus
(April 7, 2010) — Pedestrian safety awareness will be emphasized throughout the day on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as volunteers for the Yield to Heels campaign educate campus users at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on safety while walking, bicycling or driving around campus.
 
Expert in preventing children's injuries to speak at UNC
(March 29, 2010) — Andrea C. Gielen, Sc.D., director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 14.
 
Funding available for pedestrian workshops with a focus on older adults
(March 25, 2010) — Funding is now available to organizations interested in teaching pedestrian safety workshops focused on older adults in their communities.
 
UNC Highway Safety Research Center seeking applications for $1000 scholarship
(February 22, 2010) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is seeking scholarship applications from graduate students with an interest in the field of highway safety. The deadline is April 1, 2010.
 
FHWA's Environment & Planning seeks feedback for STEP
(November 2, 2009) — The Federal Highway Administration's Environment and Planning Office is seeking suggestions for lines of research for STEP (Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program). The deadline is December 3, 2009.
 
Pedestrian Safety Tips for Halloween
(October 21, 2009) — The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center offers the following tips for safety-related and general interest stories surrounding the upcoming Halloween holiday weekend.
 
International Walk to School Day celebrates local efforts to increase safe routes for students to walk and bicycle to school
(October 5, 2009) — On Wednesday, October 7th, students, parents, teachers and local officials in several thousand communities in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia will walk to school together to celebrate the 13th annual International Walk to School Day.
 
Deer crashes continue to rise in North Carolina
(October 1, 2009) — Motor vehicles crashes involving deer rose to an all-time high in North Carolina in 2008, even as the total number of motor-vehicle crashes and total vehicle miles driven dropped from the previous year.
 
'Yield to Heels' day emphasizes pedestrian safety on UNC campus
(September 30, 2009) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will work to educate pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers around campus today on the importance of visibility and attentiveness as a part of Yield to Heels, an on-campus pedestrian safety education campaign.
 
PBIC launches Livable Communities Webinar Series
(September 16, 2009) — Ten U.S. communities have been selected to receive funding from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center to make their environments more "walkable" with the use of the guide, A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities.
 
Neighborhoods receive funding to improve pedestrian safety
(August 5, 2009) — Ten U.S. communities have been selected to receive funding from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center to make their environments more "walkable" with the use of the guide, A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities.
 
Cialdini presents 2009 Waller Lecture
(March 26, 2009) — Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, Professor of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University, will present "The Power of Social versus Financial Factors in Behavior Change"
 
HSRC seeking applications for $1000 scholarship
(January 28, 2009) — HSRC is seeking scholarship applications from graduate students with an interest in the field of highway safety.
 
HSRC receives two awards for outstanding transportation research
(January 27, 2009) — Researchers from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center have received two of the six paper awards given by the Transportation Research Board.
 
Participants sought for Road User Study
(October 5, 2008) — The University of Iowa Public Policy Center is looking for drivers in seven Baltimore area counties to participate in a national study that will test a new approach to financing the nation's roadways.
 
Deer crashes in North Carolina near 20,000 in 2007
(September 24, 2008) — Motor-vehicle crashes involving deer last year on North Carolina roadways jumped to 19,277, up from 17,236 in 2006.
 
Pedestrian safety awareness highlighted through "Yield to Heels" campaign at UNC
(September 17, 2008) — Pedestrian safety awareness will be emphasized throughout the day today as volunteers for the "Yield to Heels" campaign educate campus users at UNC Chapel Hill on safety while walking, bicycling or motoring around campus. Entering its ninth year, the on-campus pedestrian safety education campaign is coordinated by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, UNC Department of Public Safety and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.
 
Teen drivers often ignore bans on cell phone use and texting
(June 9, 2008) — Teenage drivers' cellphone use edged higher in North Carolina after the state enacted a cellphone ban for young drivers, a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/UNC Highway Safety Research Center study finds.
 
National Bike Month celebrated throughout May
(May 9, 2008) — May is National Bike Month and holds many opportunities to promote bicycle use and safety. Marking its 48th year, the event is timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather.
 
HSRC announces call for scholarship applications
(February 13, 2008) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center is pleased to announce the third annual scholarship for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in highway safety.
 
Deer-motor vehicle crash numbers continue steady growth
(December 12, 2007) — Motor vehicle crashes involving deer peak during the fall months, and the problem of motor vehicle-deer crashes continues to grow in North Carolina. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) has recently released a data analysis of these types of crashes for 2006.
 
UNC Highway Safety Research Center contributes to the establishment of the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network
(November 26, 2007) — A distinguished group of transportation librarians met at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) in Chapel Hill and via Web conference to establish the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network (ETKN).
 
UNC Highway Safety Research Center honored for excellence in transportation
(October 24, 2007) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) was chosen to receive the 2007 Founder's Award at the 2007 North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame (NCTHF) Induction & Awards Ceremony in Spencer, North Carolina.
 
Children around the globe walk toward a lifetime of healthy habits
(September 27, 2007) — On Wednesday, October 3, schoolchildren from all 50 states will join thousands across the world who are making the commitment to lead healthier lifestyles by walking or bicycling to school on International Walk to School Day.


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