Highway Safety

Highway safety research in the Center for Transportation Analysis addresses all aspects of the transportation system: highway, vehicle, driver and environment. Staff members are active in traffic records development, the analysis of State and national crash data files, and exposure data such as the Nationwide Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS). Project experience includes occupant protection and collision avoidance issues for both passenger vehicles and heavy trucks. Current projects include development of methods to study crash causation and the assessment of motor carrier safety performance.

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Focus Areas:

  • National and State Crash Data Files
  • Exposure Data
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Occupant Protection
  • Older Driver Safety
  • Heavy Truck Safety
  • Motor Carrier Safety
  • Crash Causation
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Risk Analysis
  • International Safety Data

Selected Presentations

Highlights

JUST RELEASED! 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released March 31, 2014 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Edition 32 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 32. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff make presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, May 13-17, 2013.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program held May 13–17, 2013. The staff members attending were David Greene, P.T. Jones, Andreas Malikopoulos, Zhenhong Lin and Stacy Davis

ITS Asset Viewer Unveiled at ITS-America Meeting in Nashville, TN
At the Annual Intelligent Transportation Association of America (ITS-A) meeting held in Nashville on April 22 -24, the U.S. DOT unveiled the new ITS Asset Viewer that uses visual mapping technology to identify locations of specific ITS deployments by type. Mike Schultz and Steve Gordon worked with their U.S. DOT Joint Program Office sponsor, James Pol, to provide demonstrations during the meeting.