Assessing Roadway Safety Risks in American Indian Reservations
November 12, 2015
About the Presentation
American Indians experience a disproportionately high rate of death and significant injury from motor vehicle crashes compared with the U.S. population as a whole. Tribal transportation leaders and federal agencies agree that this is an area of concern and priority. Unfortunately, there is very little research to suggest how to make the most strategic policies and investments to improve safety.
This presentation introduced innovative methods for assessing roadway safety risks specifically on American Indian reservations. It also provided an overview of a field research project being conducted by the Roadway Safety Institute in collaboration with four tribal governments in Minnesota, including some preliminary results.
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About the Speakers
Kathy Quick is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research, teaching, and service focus on how managers in public and nonprofit organizations create opportunities for communities to work together productively to address complex public issues. She works in a range of public policy areas, including transportation, environmental management, and urban planning.
Guillermo Narvaez is a research associate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. His current research focuses on public participation on local roads policy and finance in Minnesota and on traffic safety policies in Minnesota tribal communities.