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

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

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

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

Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized in Illinois

January 1, 2020 marked the official legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state of Illinois.

Slow Down and Unplug

Link between social media use and negative driving behaviors.