Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • 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.

  • Thursday, April 7th, 2016

    Dan McGeHee, director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the Public Policy Center, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street, as part of the Mission Creek Festival. During the lecture, McGehee will discuss the current technology, as well as the future of drivers. 

  • Thursday, April 7th, 2016

    Dan McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program and the Public Policy Center, was featured on "The Perception and Action Podcast," hosted by Rob Gray, Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. 

  • Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

    Daniel McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC), spoke at an Automotive Press Association/Midwest Automotive Media Association Luncheon on Wednesday, April 6 about the MyCarDoesWhat campaign, the need for the campaign, and the research that supports it.

  • Friday, February 12th, 2016

    Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, Director of the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center and Researcher in the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Program, was part of a team that created HEAR, a web toolkit to combat bullying.

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