Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • Thursday, April 5th, 2012

    HF Program Director Dan McGehee testified at a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearing on distracted driving. The day-long forum covered a variety of issues with regard to driver distraction.
  • Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

    Human Factors Program Director Dan McGehee appeared on CNN's The Situation Room to discuss the dangers of distracted driving. Research at Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) has found that a 2-second glance away from the road ahead can land a driver in a hazardous situation.
  • Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

    Human Factors Director Dan McGehee was part of the Discovery Channel series Life Behind the Wheel. McGehee describes the GoTeam project, which collects detailed crash information fatal crashes in Iowa. The goal is a more complete understanding of every fatal crash.
  • Monday, February 6th, 2012

    Transportation graduate researcher Nikhil Sikka has been awarded the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for his dissertation on travelers' attitudes towards uncertainty in travel time.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

    Dan McGehee was invited by the Des Moines Register to comment on a study released by the Allstate Foundation that looks at teen driver licensing laws in Iowa. The study found that stricter regulations could have saved 32 young lives and $200 million in 2009.
  • Thursday, December 1st, 2011

    The Human Factors and Vehicle Safety program has released a policy brief that compiles information from the latest research on the safety impact of teen passengers on teen drivers. Iowa is currently one of only seven states with no law restricting teen passengers.
  • Thursday, November 17th, 2011

    Paul Hanley recently discussed the PPC Road User Study with Forbes magazine's Jeff McMahon. The article looked at the potential, explored in the study, to pay for roads by charging users according to the miles they travel.
  • Friday, August 12th, 2011

    PPC Transportation Reseacher Hosin Lee is testing a new, greener way to pave our roads.

  • Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

    PPC Human Factors Program Director Dan McGehee spoke with NPR's John Hockenberry about the dangers of what Hockenberry calls the "texting problem." Hockenberry suggests texting should be considered equivalent to drunk driving, since the risks are comparable.
  • Thursday, May 5th, 2011

    In Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions, appearing in the March issue of JAMA, PPC Professor Matthew Rizzo discusses how best to determine fitness to drive in the face of medical conditions such as Parkinson disease.