UNC IPRC and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center work in close collaboration on motor vehicle related injury projects. For more than 45 years, the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center has helped shape the field of transportation safety in the United States as well as North Carolina. The Center’s mission is to improve the safety, security, access and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation and information dissemination.
Robert Foss, Ph.D. is Senior Research Scientist at HSRC, Adjunct Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Lecturer in Health Behavior and Health Education. Since coming to UNC in 1993, his research has focused primarily on factors contributing to the high crash rates of teenage drivers and ... MORE
As part of training and technical assistance services provided to American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes and Tribal Organizations conducting community-based injury prevention from 1997 to 2015, UNC Chapel Hill Department of Health Behavior faculty and staff (Dr. Carolyn E. Crump and Mr. Robert J. Letourneau, MPH) have developed a variety of tools and ...
In 2012-13, The Academy trained four multi-disciplinary teams working to promote teen driver safety in their communities. Training focused on core competencies in injury prevention, such as project planning and evaluation and the use of data or evidence in planning, and applied these competencies to existing teen driver safety promotion efforts.
This project examined the effect of a driver training course implemented in Pitt County, North Carolina, measuring the incidence of violations or crashes over a period of two years after drivers took the course.
Principal Investigator: Herbert G. Garrison, MD, MPH
Funding: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Seventh Edition, 2013. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A Guide for Reducing Alcohol-Related Collisions: TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Vol. 16, Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: A Guide for Reducing Alcohol-Related Collisions provides strategies that can be employed to reduce crashes involving alcohol.
A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Young Drivers: TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Vol. 19, Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Young Drivers provides strategies that can be employed to reduce collisions involving young drivers.
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
North Carolina Alcohol Facts Provides annual statewide and county-specific data for North Carolina regarding DWI arrests and convictions as well as alcohol involvement in crashes