Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

    A new article in the American Journal of Public Health discusses research that promises to use learning techniques to be a safer driver for teenagers.
  • Monday, January 25th, 2010

    Researchers received parental support for new proposed restrictions including a ban on texting and cell phone usage while driving and limits on the number of passengers and night driving.
  • Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

    Students are invited to enter a competitive video contest using the slogan, "The public's knowledge of transportation finance," as their theme.
  • Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

    A recent survey by PPC student researcher Beth Westlake found that teens are aware activities like texting or playing with an iPod while driving are dangerous, but they continue to multitask.
  • Friday, November 6th, 2009

    The PPC National Evaluation of a Mileage-based Road User Charge is evaluating the technical feasibility and public acceptance of a mileage-based charging system as a possible long-term replacement for the current gas tax.
  • Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

    Beth Westlake took second place in the Midwest Transportation Consortium Poster Competition with her poster presentation of an analysis of the types of distractions teenagers engage in while driving.

  • Sunday, November 1st, 2009

    An article featuring researchers from the PPC in Odyssey magazine discusses driver distraction, technology in vehicles and teen-driver training programs using in-car cameras.
  • Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    Adweta Joshi and Suyun Ma were awarded second prize for their study using GIS technology to identify elderly population clusters and the effects of these on crash locations involving elderly drivers.

  • Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    PPC Director of the Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Research Program, Dan McGehee, has been invited by US Secretary of Transportation to participate in the first ever Driver Distraction Summit.
  • Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    The PPC received a $414,000 grant to develop and test new protocols for evaluating certain classes of prescription drugs for transit drivers, which will be led by Daniel McGehee.