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Research

Quantifying Vermont Transportation Safety Factors

Principal Investigator: Karen Glitman (UVM Transportation Research Center)
Funding Agency: Vermont Agency of Transportation

Project Summary

Researchers at the TRC are teaming up with state officials to address key issues in the Agency of Transportation's "Strategic Highway Safety Plan." This project focuses on the following emphasis areas: 1) keeping vehicles from running off the roadway; 2) safety of young drivers (under age 21); and 3) lack of alertness due to fatigue, in-vehicle distractions and other driver errors. The TRC will take the lead in utilizing the Vermont crash database to provide in-depth analysis for policy-makers attempting cost-effective solutions for reducing crashes in the state.