About the Institute
The Roadway Safety Institute was a University Transportation Center for USDOT Region 5 funded through the 2012 federal transportation bill. The region includes Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Led by the University of Minnesota, the Institute conducted research on regional issues related to traffic safety systems and high-risk road users. Other consortium members were the University of Akron, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Western Michigan University.
The Institute's biennial and summary reports, e-newsletter, and research pages document its efforts in roadway safety.
For current and ongoing traffic safety research at the University of Minnesota, much of which builds on RSI work, please see the research sections of the Center for Transportation Studies, HumanFIRST Laboratory, and Minnesota Traffic Observatory websites.
The Roadway Safety Institute is working to reduce crashes and save lives on our nation’s roadways—and has created a video highlighting these efforts.
- Roadway Safety Institute Overview (273 KB PDF)
- Overview presentation on Institute research and education initiatives (1.93 MB PDF)