New Zealand researcher to offer global perspective on road safety

February 05, 2007
Dr. Shane Turner, an adjunct senior fellow with the University of Canterbury, will present a lecture on road safety programs in New Zealand at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building at 301 Pittsboro St.

The lecture, titled “Road Safety Trends, Targets and Safety Programs in New Zealand,” will discuss New Zealand’s success in reducing fatal motor vehicle crashes over the last 20 years. The country has reduced the number of fatal crashes by more than 50 percent since the mid-1980s, despite the fact that the amount of travel has increased considerably.

Photograph of Dr. Carol Runyan

Photograph of Dr. Carol Runyan

The free, public lecture is cosponsored by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dr. Carol Runyan, professor of health behavior and health education and adjunct professor of epidemiology for the UNC School of Public Health, directs the Injury Prevention Research Center. Runyan also has a joint appointment as professor of pediatrics for the UNC School of Medicine.

The Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building houses the UNC School of Social Work, and is located next to McGavran-Greenberg Hall and across from the State Employees’ Credit Union.

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For more information, contact Ramona DuBose, director of communications for the UNC School of Public Health, by telephone at 919-966-7467 or by email at ramona_dubose@unc.edu.

Last updated February 06, 2007