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Latest Issue

Summer 2015 | view issue

  • FHWA project synthesizes CMF service life and crash severity costs data, develops user guide to inform safety improvement decision making
  • NC safety stakeholders update Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • HSRC Celebrates 50 Years: Save the Date for a Safety Symposium on Nov. 10
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring/Summer 2014 | view issue

  • Teen driver study: Parents miss opportunities to help develop understanding
  • Advancing transportation and health: Six questions with Lauren Marchetti
  • East Carolina University student awarded HSRC Scholarship
  • HSRC News Briefs

Fall/Winter 2013 | view issue

  • Shaping the future of transportation safety, a TRB session recap
  • Study reveals more K-8 children are walking to school
  • HSRC publishes 2013 Annual Report
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2013 | view issue

  • puts focus on safety for the whole family
  • PBIC releases updated PEDSAFE Guide and Countermeasure Section System
  • FHWA updates Pedestrian Safer Journey
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2013 | view issue

  • Click It or Ticket: Celebrating two decades of saving lives
  • National Bike to School Day catches on, shatters previous participation mark
  • New communities earn "Walk Friendly" status
  • HSRC News Briefs

Winter 2013 | view issue | download as PDF

  • North Carolina's motorcycle helmet requirement: Saving lives, reducing injuries
  • HSRC researchers study safety effects of traffic signal cost-saving measures
  • HSRC seeks applications for annual highway safety scholarship
  • HSRC News Briefs

Fall 2012 | view issue | download as PDF

  • HSRC guides practitioners through implementing Complete Streets program
  • PBIC director receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • UNC-Greensboro student awarded HSRC scholarship
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2012 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Study: Teen driver cell phone use unaffected by restrictions, despite awareness
  • HSRC team improves safety for cyclists using shared-lane markings
  • Remembering Mary Ellen Tucker
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2012 | view issue | download as PDF

  • 35 years of child passenger safety in NC
  • Recently published study examines role of supervised driving requirements in GDL
  • Registration now open for inaugural National Bike to School Day
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2010 | view issue | download as PDF

  • PBIC launches Designing for Pedestrian Safety Webinar series
  • Three new summary reports from HSIS
  • Booster seat law enforcement report released
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2010 | view issue | download as PDF

  • The progression of bicycling and walking in the United States
  • North Carolina celebrates first injury and violence prevention state plan
  • Register your agency for the Accessible Pedestrian Signals workshop
  • HSRC News Briefs

Winter 2010 | view issue | download as PDF

  • New Clearinghouse helps transportation professionals select road safety improvements
  • Enhancing state Graduated Driver Licensing systems
  • Making the curve safer
  • Educating the bicycle and pedestrian planners of tomorrow
  • HSRC News Briefs

Fall 2009 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Kansas Teenage Driver Safety Project leads to new GDL adoption
  • New approaches to motorcycle safety
  • Assessing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements in St. Petersburg
  • Deer crashes continue to rise in North Carolina
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2009 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Innovating methods to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Chapel Hill/Carrboro
  • Emphasizing 9 out of 10
  • Study lays foundation for next AASHTO National Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2009 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Assisting CalTrans identify high crash locations
  • Updated resource and workshops on Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • International Speakers
  • HSRC News Briefs

Winter 2009 | view issue | download as PDF

  • HSRC receives two awards for outstanding transportation research
  • Helping engineers make safety decisions
  • Countermeasures That Work
  • HSRC News Briefs