Less traffic during COVID, but a greater number of deaths

Dr. Eric Jackson, Executive Director of the Connecticut Transportation Institute, and I share our opinions on why traffic related deaths have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide suggestions on how drivers can decrease their chances of a motor vehicle crash. Read more in The Conversation: Traffic is down on American highways during the pandemic, … Continue reading Less traffic during COVID, but a greater number of deaths

Teenage Travel Behavior in Connecticut

The CTSRC conducted a research study that sought to examine the travel behavior and potential mobility barriers of Connecticut teenagers. The motivation for this study partially stemmed from the effects of Graduated Driver's Licensing, which has some teens deferring getting a driver's license until they face fewer restrictions. This also highlighted that not much is … Continue reading Teenage Travel Behavior in Connecticut

CTSRC Granted 5-Year Extension for Safety Analysis Tool

The nearly decade-long partnership between the Connecticut DOT and the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center is set to continue and bring forth state-of-the-art analysis tools for traffic safety. The CTDOT awarded the CTSRC a five-year extension to their grant to expand their highway safety analysis tool. Utilizing motor vehicle crash and roadway data, the tool … Continue reading CTSRC Granted 5-Year Extension for Safety Analysis Tool

Slow Down and Unplug

Link between social media use and negative driving behaviors.

7 Major Psychological Perspectives

The field of psychology and the subjects that are studied within the discipline continue to grow and flourish as humans, and social interaction evolves. Several lenses are used to examine and define how humans feel, think, and behave. Contemporary psychological research has identified seven distinct perspectives. Although most psychologists practice using material and knowledge from … Continue reading 7 Major Psychological Perspectives