With the last 15 years of his professional career dedicated to the safety of teen drivers and their passengers, Russell Henk, senior research engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), has been named chairperson of Texas’ Teen Safe Driving Coalition — a partnership led by the National Safety Council. Henk is the program manager of […]
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently awarded Russell Henk, program manager for TTI’s Youth Transportation Safety Program, the organization’s 2015 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award. Henk won the award for his “long-term commitment to reducing teen crashes through developing, nurturing and growing” Teens in the Driver Seat® (TDS), the TTI program Henk founded more than […]
Teens in the Driver Seat recently appeared in USA Today in a special report section: Strategies aimed at reducing deaths among young motorists.
Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), with support from State Farm Insurance recently published a report of teen driver safety benchmarks. These reports are always of interest to me and the entire Teens in the Driver Seat team, because they relate directly to our core mission and help illustrate the critical need for continued efforts to reduce car crashes involving teen drivers. As we at Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) have known for decades, data can be examined from many angles. It can be a challenge to zero in on common facts that safety professionals can use to measure our collective progress. In that respect, this new report is valuable.