Transportation & Vehicle Safety News

  • Monday, March 31st, 2014

    Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Director Dan McGehee presented today (March 31, 2014) at the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine's Engaged Driving Symposium in Washington, DC.  

  • Friday, January 31st, 2014

    The PPC's Human Factors and Vehicle Safety program has received three grants totaling $17.2 million to fund automotive safety research...
  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

    Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Director, Dan McGehee's article, "Driving Young, Driving Distracted" was published on the Huffington Post on November 25. The popular website, (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is an American online news aggregator and blog...
  • Friday, April 26th, 2013

    Human factors & vehicle safety research program director Dan McGehee comments on the recent findings of SADD's study showing that 23 percent of teens have driven under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or illegally used prescription drugs.
  • 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.

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