Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

    Morgan Price, an undergraduate research assistant at the Public Policy Center, was chosen to meet President Barack Obama at a White House reception during African American History Month this February after appearing in Mary F. Morten's documentary, "Woke Up Black."
  • Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

    Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Director Dan McGehee comments on Des Moines city officials decision to install DriveCam surveillance cameras in City of Des Moines vehicles to improve workers' driving habits.
  • Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

    Human factors and vehicle safety director Daniel McGehee was invited to join Ben Kieffer, host of Iowa Public Radio's talk show program "River to River," in a wide ranging discussion about improving driving safety in Iowa and traffic pet-peeves.
  • Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

    Almost everybody does it, but texting and checking email while driving is incredibly dangerous. It has been made illegal in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Dan McGehee explains why—"it takes your eyes, hands AND attention off the road" he said, calling emailing the "trifecta of distraction."
  • Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    A new Human Factors research project will attempt to save lives by training Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel to take photos of crashed vehicles and send them to hospital emergency personnel within 30 seconds.
  • Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

    Dr. Matthew Rizzo, PPC Human Factors associate and director of the UI Aging Mind and Brain Initiative (AMBI), is teaming with Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) in a study that looks at how older drivers interact with in-vehicle technology.
  • Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

    Dr. Hosin "David" Lee's warm mix asphalt research was featured in the Mid-America Transportation Center's February webinar series resulting in a considerable amount of requests and praise for his project's reports.
  • Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

    The Secretary of the US Department of Transportation submitted preliminary results of the study, National Evaluation of a Mileage-Based Road User Charge, to Congress on April 13.
  • Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

    PPC researcher and director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center Corinne Peek-Asa commented in a Des Moines Register article about the rate of injury deaths in Iowa.
  • Thursday, May 10th, 2012

    Suyun Ma, PPC Transportation researcher and PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the best graduate poster award at the 10th annual Research Open House hosted by the UI College of Engineering.