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|Size||22.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10700 items)|
|Abstract||The Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is a center for transportation safety research. The Center was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1965 at the recommendation of Governor Dan K. Moore and opened at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966. Research produced by the HSRC has been instrumental in a number of safety-related policy changes and initiatives in North Carolina, including changes to the minimum legal age for bus drivers, graduated driver licensing, the child passenger safety law (1981) and seat belt law (1985), and the "Click It or Ticket" seat belt use enforcement program, started by the HSRC in 1993. This collection consists of publications produced by the Highway Safety Research Center and affiliated researchers on topics related to automobile and road safety. Records also include correspondence of former Highway Research Center director, B. J. Campbell.|
|Creator||University of North Carolina (System). Highway Safety Research Center.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
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The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) was established by an act of the 1965 North Carolina General Assembly. In a Special Message on Traffic Safety, Governor Dan Moore specified the mission of HSRC: to evaluate the effectiveness of operational state safety programs, conduct research, and provide training for traffic safety professionals. Established as a multidisciplinary agency, the HSRC was also charged with identifying highway safety problems, recommending solutions, and making this information available to decision-makers at the state and national levels. Dr. B. J. Campbell became the HSRC's first director in 1966.
Research projects undertaken since the Center was established include studies on motorcycles, seat belts, driver licensing and driver improvement, motor vehicle inspection, police traffic services, driver and safety education, drinking and driving, and various accident analyses. In addition to its research, the HSRC operated the Injury Prevention Research Center jointly with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Initially the HSRC was administered through General Administration of the University of North Carolina (System). In March 1968, it was placed under the administrative control of the Office of the Provost at UNC-Chapel Hill. For several years, it reported directly to the Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services. In December 1990, administrative oversight was transferred to the Associate Provost and Dean of Research. Later (1993?), HSRC became the administrative responsibility of the Vice Provost for Health Affairs. In 2003, it began reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.Back to Top
This collection consists of publications produced by the Highway Safety Research Center and affiliated researchers on topics related to automobile and road safety.Back to Top
This addition consists of publications produced by the Highway Safety Research Center and affiliated researchers on topics related to automobile and road safety.
Transferred from the Highway Safety Research Center, January 2018 (RT 20180110.1).
Alcohol as a Potentiating Factor. Conference presentation in Motor Vehicle Crash Injury. Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety--T86. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 9-12, 1986, edited by P. C. Noordzij and R. Roszbach. 255-258., 1987 (Waller, P.F.)
Drinking and Driving Behavior by Women--An Increasing Problem? Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety--T86. Conference presentation in Noordzij, P.C., and Roszbach, R. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 97-104., 1987 (Popkin, C.L., Rudisill, L.C., and Waller, P.F.)
Increasing Child Restraint Usage Through Local Education and Distribution Programs. Supplemental Progress Report: Potential Child Safety Seat Loaner Programs and County Listing of Ongoing and Potential Loaner Programs., 1981 (Hall, W.L, Orr, B.T., Council, F.M., Trinkoff, A.M., Daniel, R.B., and Waller, A.E.)
Potential Applications of ITS and GIS Related to Pedestrians and Bicyclists, 1996 (Zegeer, Huang, Hughes, Harkey, Hunter, Stutts, Pein, Marchetti, Reinfurt, Foss, Benz, R., Bissex, D., Childs, D., Daubert, D., Epperson, B., Faust, S., Greenberg, A., Lehman, J., Patten, R., Smith, G., Stein, A., Thibault, L., Tidwell, J., and Walsh, T.)
Three Studies of North Carolina Accident Data: 1) The Use of North Carolina Accident Data for the Study of Ejection, 2) The Use of the Accident Report Form's Computerized Narrative Description to Study the Contribution of Vehicle Defects to Accident Occurrence, 3) An Analysis of Reported Tire Defects in North Carolina Accidents., 1981 (Campbell, B.J.)