The Center for Transportation Safety consists of professionals from various fields including engineering, education and enforcement, and social sciences with specialization in a variety of areas including DWI, safety engineering, enforcement, policy, occupant safety and survey research. The Center is divided into six programs, each created based on subject areas of specialization and/or type of research methodology commonly used:
The Administrative program coordinates the overall direction and daily functions of the Center for Transportation Safety.
Behavioral Research Program conducts research that enhances traffic safety by advancing expert and public understanding of social and behavioral issues.
The Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies (CADES) provides education and research related to alcohol and other drugs specifically as they relate to traffic safety.
Crash Analytics Program uses statistical analysis and crash modeling to evaluate effectiveness of current and potential countermeasures.
Human Factors Program performs experimental and analytical research related to driver capabilities and limitations.
Planning and Evaluation Program formulates and employs methods of evaluating programs and policies.
The Youth Transportation Safety Program is committed to fighting the number-one killer of young people in America.