Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • 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.

  • Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

    Hosin 'David' Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and transportation researcher in the UI Public Policy Center, will serve as chair of the 40th anniversary meeting of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Aug.

  • Thursday, April 21st, 2011

    Iowa Commissioner of Public Safety Larry Noble recently presented HF Program Director Dan McGehee with the Commissioner's Special Award for Traffic Safety.
  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

    The PPC Human Factors & Vehicle Safety Program continues to study the effectiveness of cameras in cars to help teens hone their driving skills and how the technology reduces unsafe driving events.