Archived Issues

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Fall 2008 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Center to evaluate pedestrian safety guide for neighborhood residents
  • Deer-motor vehicle crashes up in 2007
  • HSRC completes awareness project surrounding teens and distracted driving
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2008 | view issue | download as PDF

  • HSRC completes best practices for installation of accessible pedestrian signals
  • CSYD evaluates a teen driver cell phone restriction
  • HSRC encourages pedestrian safety through 'Yield to Heels' campaign
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2008 | view issue | download as PDF

  • HSRC researcher presented with Lifetime Achievement Award
  • HSRC concludes a nearly decade-long research project in Miami-Dade County
  • Highway Safety Research Center fulfills research exchange agreement with Dutch organization
  • HSRC News Briefs

Winter 2008 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Highway Safety Research Center contributes to international transportation conference
  • Center for the Study of Young Drivers aids in national research and policy development
  • HSRC launches national research program to measure the impact of Safe Routes to School
  • HSRC News Briefs

Fall 2007 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Deer-motor vehicle crash numbers continue steady growth in NC
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Intersection Safety Indices completed by HSRC
  • HSRC produces updates to national Child Passenger Safety training curriculum
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2007 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Long-time staff member retires from HSRC
  • HSRC project develops an expert system for speed management
  • Tribal School Zones Toolkit offered as new pedestrian safety resource
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2007 | view issue | download as PDF

  • North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Law celebrates 25 years
  • Highway Safety Research Center enters into research exchange agreement with Netherlands organization
  • HSRC aims to provide support to older drivers and pedestrians
  • HSRC News Briefs

Winter 2007 | view issue | download as PDF

  • New Zealand researcher compares highway safety to U.S. statistics
  • Hospitalizations and medical expenses reduced for young drivers in North Carolina's driver licensing system
  • Safety analysis tools upgraded for crash data research
  • HSRC News Briefs

Fall 2006 | view issue | download as PDF

  • What factors contribute to large truck crashes on NC roads?
  • Evaluating the effects of NC’s teen driver cell phone restriction
  • Web-based resources developed for Safe Routes to School
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2006 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Harkey steps up as HSRC’s new director
  • HSRC to host Highway Safety Symposium in honor of 40th anniversary
  • Highway Safety Information System receives continued funding
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2006 | view issue | download as PDF

  • HSRC receives $6 million to encourage safe walking, bicycling for schoolchildren
  • Pedestrian safety guide implemented
  • Motorcycle education program aims to reduce crash rate
  • HSRC News Briefs

Winter 2006 | view issue | download as PDF

  • New center to address safety of young drivers
  • HSRC research to develop improved crash reduction factors
  • Center researchers contribute to safety guidelines for U.S. states
  • HSRC News Briefs

Fall 2005 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Deer-motor vehicle crashes in NC reach record high
  • New program aims to develop model for improving mobility and safety among older pedestrians
  • PBIC launches Safe Routes to School online resource
  • HSRC News Briefs

Summer 2005 | view issue | download as PDF

  • PBIC develops course to foster safer environments surrounding schools
  • Traffic Safety Information Systems in Europe and Australia
  • Acclaimed safety researcher reflects on pioneers in injury field
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2005 | view issue | download as PDF

  • Exploring accessibility at modern roundabouts
  • HSRC researchers participate in international transportation conference
  • New online tool helps diagnose pedestrian safety issues
  • HSRC, UNC continue quest for on-campus transportation safety
  • HSRC News Briefs

Spring 2002 | download as PDF

  • Cell Phone and Driving: How Dangerous is the Combination?
  • HSRC to Work with New Texas A&M University Safety Center
  • Two Long-Time HSRC Staff Members Retire
  • Building Pedestrian-Friendly Communities
  • HSIS Wins National Traffic Records Award
  • Former HSRC Policy Board Member (Dr. Jeffrey Runge) Becomes Head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Little Steps Can Lead to Big Changes: International Walk to School Day has nearly 3 million people walking and talking about important community issues

Spring 2001 | download as PDF

  • Graduated driver licensing: is it saving lives?
  • Mapping the road to improved commercial truck safety
  • New study conducts survey of peds & drivers to identify problematic locations
  • Driver's ED for parents: how to be the best coach you can be

Winter 2001 | download as PDF

  • Speeding: Culture on the run
  • On the Web
  • HSRC Research Paving the Way for Bicyclists
  • Emerging Hispanic Community Faces Challenges on NC Roadways
  • Newly Formed School Transportation Group
  • HSRC Publications 2000