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.

A Venn diagram showing how CSCRS represents the intersection of the principles Safe Systems and Systems Science. Safe Systems principles include adapt to human behavior, manage energy transfer, treat safety as foundation for all interventions, and foster shared vision and coordinated action. Systems Science principles include apply tools to manage complexity, explore system assumptions and interactions, and provide framework for considering policies and engaging stakeholders.CSCRS Safe Systems Summer Learning Series

In our Safe Systems Summer Learning Series, we brought together panelists with diverse perspectives to reflect on core Safe System concepts and the broader system in which our transportation work unfolds. View the recordings from this unique series that showcased constructive dialogues on what supports are still needed for Safe System approaches to be successful in meeting community safety, health, and equity needs. Summer Learning Series page >

CSCRS's latest semi-annual progress report

For information on CSCRS’s activities from spring to fall of this year, view the most recent Semi-Annual Progress Report. The report covers research updates, learning opportunities, publications, outcomes, impacts, and more. See all of CSCRS's progress reports >


Nov. 4 webinar: Reframing and Rehumanizing Road Safety

As part of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning "Roadways for a Safer Future" public lecture series, Tom Flood of Rovélo Creative shared insights on how to use storytelling to shift the focus away from victim blaming and toward a human-centered transportation system. View a video synopsis > 

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