It's time for a fresh approach.
Our mission is to create and exchange knowledge to advance
transportation safety through a multidisciplinary, systems-based approach.

Learn about the cutting-edge research, tools, data, and resources—compatible with a systems-based approach—we are developing to increase understanding about road safety issues.


Explore how we are engaging and training a growing body of students and future leaders in road safety principles and systems-based approaches and methods.


Discover our efforts to ensure that systems-based principles are shared, understood, and adopted by traffic safety professionals and stakeholders.

Final Report: Structures of Stakeholder Relationships in Making Road Safety Decisions

Findings from this three-phase study suggest that Vision Zero and Safe Systems strategies can diffuse across U.S. cities in accelerated fashion. Further, though it will require more time before cities document significant improvements in road user safety, the organizational network analysis carried out in this project holds promise as an exploratory technique to employ toward identifying adaptive, resilient cross-sector partnerships. Read more >

Safe Systems Summit presentations

PDF versions of available Safe Systems Summit presentation slide decks have been posted. View the presentations >



Examples of Vision Zero action plans

The CSCRS research project Strengthening Existing and Facilitating New Vision Zero Plans (PI Kelly Evenson, UNC-Chapel Hill) produced a library of U.S. Vision Zero plans that help guide strategies to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries, while increasing safe, equitable and healthy mobility.


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