With KSI figures on US roads stubbornly high, Katie Womack, senior research scientist at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), believes we need to stop relying on engineering and enforcement to make roads safer. In this clip from the latest edition of the Thinking Transportation podcast she explains why there needs to be a complete shift in the way we think about road safety. To hear the whole episode and more like it log on to the Thinking Transportation homepage or find the podcast on your favorite streaming service.
Katie Womack is a senior research scientist and manager of TTI’s Behavioral Research Program. She has been involved in traffic safety research for 45 years at TTI. She studies people in their driving environment on Texas roadways and regularly conducts surveys to reveal their thoughts on a variety of traffic safety issues.