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

Transportation and COVID-19

This past spring, during a peak time for COVID-19's presence in the state, traffic safety partners from across Connecticut came together to examine the impact of Governor Lamont's stay-at-home order on motor vehicle crashes in the state. Motor vehicle crash (MVC) data from the Connecticut Crash Data Repository and daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) data … Continue reading Transportation and COVID-19

Crash Dashboards Update

The Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR) CAST and Crash Emphasis Dashboards were recently updated to include motor vehicle crash data from January 1, 2017 to July 1, 2020. The CTCDR Dashboards were created using Tableau, professional data visualization software. The dashboards provide summary pages of graphs and tables where the crash data can be filtered … Continue reading Crash Dashboards Update

Autonomous Vehicles: Public Opinion

The environmental impact and societal implications of CADS becomes more palpable as developments in intelligent vehicle technology continue to evolve. Manufacturers are building systems with more autonomy so vehicles can take on more task by themselves, but does increased autonomy mean increased confidence? The level of social acceptance and continued education of CADS is directly related to their effectiveness in reducing motor vehicle crashes. Just how far away from social acceptance of CADS are we?

Autonomous Vehicles: Testing & Tech

An update on the latest in connected and autonomous vehicle systems.