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Safety

InTrans is helping pioneer new transportation safety technologies. Professor Halil Ceylan’s team has developed electrically conductive concrete that can melt snow and ice.

InTrans' state-of-the-art traffic operations laboratory, REACTOR, helps researchers use "big data" to improve safety on roads and highways.

A reusable energy-absorbing crash terminal is one of many roadway safety measures studied by InTrans researchers. Investigators develop data-driven solutions to reduce traffic fatalities.

InTrans researches the impact of inclement weather on road conditions, driver behavior and other factors relating to traffic safety.

Increasing safety on America’s roadways

Faculty, students, and staff at the Institute for Transportation are dedicated to roadway safety. Research projects, training programs, the Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service, traffic operations data analyses, and the coordination of local roadway safety efforts all contribute to InTrans’ reputation as a leading transportation safety institute. Studies by InTrans researchers have led to advancements in work zone safety, speed mitigation, road design, roadway signage and pavement markings, accident response, and much more.

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