University of Minnesota Driven to Discover
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New video highlights Institute's work to reduce roadway crashes and fatalities. 

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Study finds truck drivers who fail to treat their sleep apnea are 5X more likely to crash.
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Pedestrian Safety Workshop in progress

An Institute exhibit is teaching kids to be seen and be safe with reflectivity.
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The HumanFIRST lab's driving simulator can create virtual environments that reproduce any roadway location, time of day, and weather conditions.
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About the Roadway Safety Institute

Human-centered solutions to advance roadway safety

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The Roadway Safety Institute was established in late 2013 to conduct research focused on user-centered transportation safety systems.

Driven by the goal of preventing crashes to reduce fatalities and life-changing injuries, the Institute conducts research on regional and national issues related to traffic safety systems and high-risk road users.

The Institute is built on the strong foundation of safety-related research, education, and outreach conducted at the University of Minnesota’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute and Center for Transportation Studies as well as at consortium members the University of Akron, the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Western Michigan University.

The Roadway Safety Institute is the University Transportation Center for USDOT Region 5, which Includes Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Our Labs

HumanFIRST Lab | Minnesota Traffic Observatory | Connected Vehicles Research Laboratory | Rail Transportation and Engineering Center | Traffic Operations Laboratory

Consortium Members

University of Minnesota The University of Akron University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Western Michigan University

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Phone: 612-626-1077