Transportation Safety

The history of transportation has drastically evolved over the span of human history1. In the past 100 years, motor vehicles, commercial flights, even sidewalks2 have changed the way people transport themselves or goods.

Each mode of transportation comes with a wide range of safety issues and concerns – from distracted driving to dockless mobility devices (i.e. e-scooters) related falls. These issues can lead to life altering and severe injuries.

Between 2014-2018, over 574,000 Georgians visited the ER due to motor vehicle crashes3.

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Transportation Safety Task Force

The list of transportation safety concerns is vast and extensive. IPRCE is committed to collaborating with partners across the state to find meaningful, data-driven responses to these issues. 

Task Force Interest Form

Task Force Impact

The Transportation Safety task force members worked together to inform statewide policy on electric dockless micromobility devices, such as e-scooters.

E-scooter Injury and Policy PDF

Bob Dallas, JD - Attorney

Emma Harrington, Ed.M - Director of Injury Prevention and Edu. Services, Shepherd Center

Jonathan Rupp, PhD - IPRCE Director, Associate Professor, Associate Director of Research

David WrightInterim Chair, Professor, Vice Chair of ResearchEmory School of Medicine 
Lisa DawsonDirector of Injury PreventionGeorgia Department of Public Health 
Elizabeth HeadOlder Driver Program CoordinatorGeorgia Department of Public Health 
Mahwish JavedProgram CoordinatorSafe Kids Georgia 
Hamida JinnahAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Georgia 
Chinyere NwamuoGrant ManagerGeorgia Department of Public Health 
Jamila PorterDirector Programs and EvaluationSafe States Alliance 
Traci ReeceProgram ManagerGeorgia Department of Public Health 
Ruth ShultsSenior EpidemiologistCDC 
Denise YeagerData EvaluationGeorgia Department of Public Health 
Ford VoxPhysicianShepherd Center 


  1. A Journey Through American Transportation: 1776 – 2016
  2. Neglected Heritage Beneath Our Feet: Documenting Historic Street and Sidewalk Pavement Across America
  3. OASIS Web Query - Emergency Room (ER) Visit Statistics