Motor vehicle crashes are a serious threat to a community’s well being: in Texas, 1 person was killed in a motor vehicle crash every 2 hours 50 minutes, 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 14 seconds, and 1 reportable crash occurred every 74 seconds (TxDOT 2009). Motorcyclists in particular are a strong focus of our survey. While motorcycles comprise less than 1% of all vehicle miles traveled on America’s roadways, motorcyclist fatalities are 14% of total roadway deaths.
Graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin are conducting a research study to explore Austin area residents’ crash histories. The aim of this study is not to identify individuals but rather to help improve safety and provide guidance for engineering and policies. All data collected will be kept confidential and no personal identifier will be collected and used as we deeply value our respondents’ privacy and rights.
Take the on-line survey. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
For more information, contact: Kara Kockelman.