Identifying the Traffic Safety Information Needs of Major Cities in the U.S.

This study seeks to understand the safety needs of major cities in the United States. Specifically, it seeks to understand how cities address the issue of traffic safety, as well as to identify the research, information, and guidance they view as being most essential to advancing their safety needs. This study will entail both a survey of National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) member cities, as a focus group of specific members with an active interest in safety, which seek to answer the following questions: (1) What do city officials view as being their most pressing safety issues? (2) To what extent do the safety priorities of cities differ from those of regional, state, and federal agencies? (3) What data and analytical techniques are currently used to evaluate city traffic safety needs? (4) What unique policies or practices have cities developed to advance urban traffic safety objectives? (5) What types of information or guidance do cities view as being most essential to advancing their safety needs? The results of this effort will identify the safety-related research, information, and guidance needs of city transportation officials, which will in turn produce a series of practice-relevant research topics that may be pursued by the Collaborative Sciences Center in future years.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $106,951
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Project Managers:

    Sandt, Laura

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

    Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431

    University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

    730 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard CB # 3430
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599-3430
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dumbaugh, Eric

    Gelinne, Dan

  • Start Date: 20170301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190215
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01627995
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747113
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 9:21AM