Research shows crash data challenges, potential improvements

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Blue and white vehicles after a head-on crash (University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies) Nichole Morris, associate research professor at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of the HumanFIRST Laboratory, presented her work on crash data in two breakout sessions at the statewide 2022 Toward Zero Deaths conference on Oct. 12. The conference, which drew more than 800 traffic safety advocates from across Minnesota, is sponsored by the Minnesota state departments of health, public safety, and transportation and hosted by University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies.

In “Traffic Safety and Inequities: Understanding Safety Gaps,” Morris highlighted how inequitable access to safe and reliable transportation produces disparities in health outcomes among marginalized groups using examples in four areas. Read more about the crash data findings here.