Your trusted "safety sidekick” to make rural road travel safer!
Let us be your trusted "safety sidekick” to make road travel safer!
The Safety Center wants to empower rural road owners with a holistic approach to reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities. In other words, we want to help you address all the factors that influence safety or contribute to crashes, including the road user, road, vehicle, and safety culture. To accomplish the multidisciplinary approach, we are involving all of the 4Es: engineering, education, EMS, and enforcement.
How well do you know what’s going on in the world of rural road safety? Let us be your quick and easy “inside source” – check out these pages for an easy way to stay informed!
Let your "Safety Sidekick" assist you with all of your training needs from creating new trainings to providing an easy to search consolidated list of trainings from multiple sources.
Sometimes we all need a little guidance or inspiration to get started on a new project, but we just do not know where to find it… Let your "Safety Sidekick" do all the work for you – we are continually collecting the resources in one easy to find place!
Research drives the future of rural road safety. It advances the state-of-the-art in safety techniques and enhances training and education tools. At the Safety Center we conduct small amounts of targeted research and get the word out about key research that others are leading.
Distracted driving, seatbelts, road rage and other factors that contribute to accidents or injury.
Weather, animals, road design, maintenance, and other critical road conditions.
Impact of trucks, motorcycles, ag equipment; plus, in-vehicle technology advancements.
Promoting a culture of safe driving in the community, within families, and on the job.
Innovative safety solutions for road, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure.
Ideas for implementing successful driver education and public awareness initiatives.
Overcoming unique challenges of improving EMS response in rural and remote areas.
Enforcement techniques that make a difference in improving safety.