Changing America’s driving behavior

“The world changes. Twenty years ago, no one was driving around with a phone pressed against their ear — or looking at a screen. New risks pop up and need to be understood.”

For Rob Foss, a senior research scientist at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, there is always work to be done to keep America’s drivers safe, and there are always innovations—from legislation to education—to make that possible. For 50 years, that has been the UNC Highway Safety Research Center’s legacy. The “Click it or Ticket” and the Graduated Driver Licensing programs both started at Carolina and were adopted nationwide. And while 88.5 percent of drivers buckled up in 2015, staff and researchers at the center still work to reach all drivers.

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This is story number 23 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

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