HSRC Releases 2014 Annual Report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 16, 2015) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) today announced the release of its 2014 Annual Report.

During this busy year, we had the opportunity to have an impact on many areas of transportation safety — from helping to shape the national safety research agenda in the area of highway infrastructure to using groundbreaking naturalistic data collection methods to better understand the habits of young drivers. The following are a few brief highlights from the report.

During the 2013-2014 year, HSRC:

  • Released more than 30 publications and presentations, sharing insight on a variety of topics from distracted driver behavior research to the costs for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements.
  • Generated more than $15 in revenue for every $1 of support provided by the state.
  • Surpassed participation records for National Bike to School Day and International Walk to School Day, with 2,222 and 4,447 registered events, respectively.
  • Answered approximately 145 requests for North Carolina crash information and other materials for transportation professionals and members of the media.

A digital copy of the report is now available.