Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • Monday, April 17th, 2017

    Some Iowa officials -- including those in economic development and state transportation -- have taken steps recently to position the state to be a leader in autonomous cars. 

  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Several Public Policy Center researchers have been featured by the Office of Research and Economic Development in the 2017 Dare to Discover campaign. 

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Drive in Iowa and you'll experience it. Traffic moving along and then... brake lights. You look for a cause - but see nothing. Then, as fast as you stopped, you're moving again.

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Hosin (David) Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named chairman of The 2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities (2017 MAIREINFRA), to be held July 19-21 in South Korea.

  • Monday, October 24th, 2016

    MyCarDoesWhat, a vehicle education safety initiative from the 
    National Safety Council and the University of Iowa, received a 
    Platinum PR Award for PSA at the 2016 PR News Platinum 
    Awards ceremony held in New York City. The Platinum PR Awards 
    recognize the year's most outstanding communicators, initiatives 
    and organizations in the competitive PR arena.  

  • Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    While October 16-22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week, the UI studies teen driving year-round. Read our media brief to learn more about the largest naturalistic study of teen driver crashes to date and the significant shifts occurring in distracted teen driving.

  • Thursday, May 12th, 2016

    Dan McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research program at the Public Policy Center, is working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to develop safety technology that will eventually put driverless vehicles on the road. 

  • Friday, May 6th, 2016

    In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road.

  • Friday, April 29th, 2016

    The MyCarDoesWhat campaign received an award from the North American Excellence Association for "association campaign of the year." Members of the team presented at a session and accepted the trophy on Thursday, April 28, 2016. 

  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    Two in five car owners, or 40 percent, said their vehicle operated in a manner they did not expect, according to a national survey by University of Iowa's Public Policy Center.