Who We Are

Dr. Carol Cotton leads the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG) which consists of a working group of scholars and practitioners dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by highway traffic crashes.  This is completed through interdisciplinary research identifying effective program strategies and best practices for highway safety planning.

TSREG collaborates with federal, state, and local stakeholders with interests in traffic safety, including the the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), to conduct research on effective health promotion interventions and to assess and document program outcomes.

What Do We Do

TSREG’s mission is to provide comprehensive research and analysis on the effectiveness of traffic safety programs at the federal, regional and state levels. Mission-related activities include providing program evaluation services to federal and state agencies; performing grant review and analysis services for health and safety programs; providing technical consultation on traffic safety issues; conducting research on interventions designed to reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to traffic crashes; and developing and disseminating best practices analyses to stakeholders in the traffic safety, educational, and public health domains. TSREG is committed to the idea that health promotion programs based on solid scientific research and principles gleaned from systematic program evaluation can save lives and prevent injuries, whether those programs are implemented by public health professionals, professional educators, community activists, or law enforcement officers.

How Can You Contact Us?

Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG)
141E Wright Hall, Health Sciences Campus
100 Foster Road
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706)542-2804
Fax: (706)542-4956
Email: cpcotton@uga.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TSREG?ref=br_tf

  • Meet the TSREG Team

    Faculty

    Staff

    Graduate Research Assistants

    • Stuart Barnes  – sab15280@uga.edu

    Alumni

    Below is a list of some of our alumni who contributed to the research conducted in the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group during their time as students at the University of Georgia.

    • Amanda McGill, MA
    • Breanna Miller, MPH/MSW
    • Daniel Dallas, MPH
    • Lauren Littleton, MPH
    • Jeffrey Porter
    • James Barlament, M.A.
    • Sarah Shelnutt, BSHP
    • Ian Horvat, BSHP
    • Whittney Clark
    • Courtnee Edgerston
    • Laurie Lofton, BSFCS
    • Chrissy Proctor, MPH
    • Stu Fors, Ph.D
    • Karen Christenberry
    • Pearman Parker, MPH
    • Marilyn Romando
    • Maggie Benson, MPH
    • Jennifer Mitchell, B.A.
    • Diane Cronin
    • Erin Kirkbride, M.Ed.
    • Wayd Walker, J.D., M.Ed.
    • Brook Snoody, MPH
    • Colleen McCoy, B.S.
    • Jane McDonald, M.Ed.
    • Elizabeth Yound, Ph.D.
    • Diana Vernisi, M.Ed.
    • Kelli Magee, MPH
    • Lauren Bland, B.S.F.C.S.
    • Allison Grimes, B.S., OTR/L
    • Rimo Carneiro, Ph.D.
    • Rebecca Glover-Kudon, MSPH
    • Michael Spencer, M.Ed.
    • Jessica Middlebrooks, M.Ed.
    • Wendy Riser, M.Ed.
  • Current Projects

    Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS)

    The purpose of this state funded grant is to compile, analyze and evaluate the quantitative data related to the effectiveness of GOHS funded programs for the 2016 fiscal year.  The Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group just completed the Final Evaluation Report for FY 2014 and are working on the Final Evaluation Report for 2015.

    The TSREG Team are focusing their efforts on the following projects:

    • GOHS Preliminary Evaluation for FY 2016
    • GOHS Scoring and Grading Report for FY 2016
    • Facilitate the Implementation of the Statewide Seat Belt Use Survey
  • Completed Projects
    • Bicycle Observational Study (2016)
    • Drive-Bicyclist Empathy Study (2015)
    • Bicycle Safety Survey (2014)
    • Law Enforcement Texting While Driving Survey (2014)
    • Distracted Pedestrian Observation (2012)
    • School Bus Survey (2012)
    • Scooter Survey (2011)
    • Motorcycle Survey (2011)
    • Georgia Motorcycle Dealership Survey (2010)
    • Regional Community Liaison Project (2006)
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Contractor (1999-2007)
    • Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT)—Evaluation (1999-2001)
    • Regional Gold Standards Community Assessment Tool (NHTSA Region IV) Evaluation (2003)
    • Holiday Alcohol Mobilization Evaluation (NHTSA Region IV) (2003)
    • Evaluation: Alabama DUI Citation Process (2002)
    • Evaluation: Georgia DUI Citation Project (2002)
    • Safe Communities Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Communities Programs (2002)
    • Motor Vehicle Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Motor Vehicle Programs (2002)
    • Regional Alcohol Mobilization Evaluation Plan (NHTSA Region IV) (2002)
    • Process Evaluation of Click It or Ticket Regional Program (2001)
    • Evaluation plan: Alcohol Implementation Grant (Georgia and Tennessee) (2000)
    • Evaluation plan/Workshop assessment: Safe Community Data Tool Kit (2000)
    • Targets of Opportunity Sobriety Checkpoint Evaluation and Implementation Program (Georgia GOHS) (1999-2002)
    • Teenage and Adult Driving Responsibility Act (TADRA) (1999)
    • Evaluation of the Effects of the New DUI Legislation in Georgia (Georgia GOHS) (1998-2001)
  • Publications

    Davidson, S, Barlament, J, Dawson, L, Cotton, C. Metrics for local community planning and evaluation: the case for observational measurement of high risk rural sub-populations in occupant safety. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013;14:380-3.

    Burkett, K, Cotton C, Barlament J, et al. Drive Alive: Teen Seat Belt Survey Program. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010; 11: 279-282.

    Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Barlament, J., Walker, W., Benson, M., Fors, S. Administrative License Suspension, 1999-2009: ALS Hearing Outcome Evaluation and Law Enforcement Survey Results. (Report for the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety; required reading for CVI faculty)

    Cotton, C., Kirkbride, E., Grimes, A., Mitchell, J., Parker, P., Barlament, J., Loftin, L., Edgerston, C., Fors, S. Final Results of the Regional Community Liason. Presented at the 20th Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference in Niagara Falls, ON June 6-9, 2010.

    Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Magee, K., Fors, S.  (April 2007). Three Year Longevity Study of GOHS Grants Evaluated by TSREG (FY 2004-2006).

    Fors, S.W., & Rojek, D.G. (2003). The effect of victim impact panels on DUI/DWI rearrest rates: A five-year follow-up. Criminology, 41(4), 1319-1341.

    Cotton, C., Jackson, B., McCloskey, S., McDonald, J., & Russell, M. (2002, revised 2006). Safe Communities Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Community Programs. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/revised20data20toolkit-2007.pdf

    Cotton, C., Jackson, B., McCloskey, S., McDonald, J., & Russell, M. (2002). Motor Vehicle Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Motor Vehicle Programs. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    Fors, S.W., & Rojek, D.G. (1999). The effect of victim impact panels on DUI/DWI rearrest rates: A twelve-month follow-up. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 60(4), 514-521.

  • Reports

    Please contact us to request a copy of a report. After verifying distribution rights and wishes with all parties involved, we will be happy to assist you as necessary.

    • Cotton, C., Ralston, L., Robinson, D. (September 2017) Preliminary 2016 Georgia Motor Vehicle Fatality Report
    • Cotton, C., Ralston, L. (May 2017) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FFY 2016 Preliminary Report.
    • Cotton, C., Ralston, L. (April 2017) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FFY 2016 Grantee Scoring and Grading Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (March 2017) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FFY 2015 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (January 2017) Georgia Highway Safety Programs  Preliminary Performance Evaluation FFY 2017.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (December 2016) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2015 Annual Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A., Robinson, D. (September 2016) Preliminary 2015 Georgia Motor Vehicle Fatality Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (May 2016) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2015 Grant Scoring and Grading Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (February 2016) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2016 Preliminary Performance Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (January 2016) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2014 Final Grant Evaluation Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (December 2015) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2015 Annual Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (October 2015) Results of the Statewide Survey Focused Questions FY 2015 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., McGill, A. (October 2015) Preliminary 2014 Georgia Motor Vehicle Fatality Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Dallas, D. (April 2015) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2013 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Dallas, D. (January 2015) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2014 Annual Report.
    • Robinson, D., Cotton, C. (September 2014) Athens-Clarke County 2012 Crash Report
    • Cotton, C., Dallas, D. (May 2014) Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2014 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Dallas, D. (January 2014) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2012 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (June 2013) Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2013 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (January 2013) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluations FY2011 Final Report.
    • Shelnutt, S., Cotton, C. (2012). Quantitative and qualitative analysis report:  Halloween traffic safety program for elementary schools.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Horvat, I.  (May 2012) Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2012 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (March 2012) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2010 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Shelnutt, S., Proctor, C., Barlament, J. (August 2011) 2010 Georgia Highway Safety Motor Vehicle Preliminary Fatality Report.
    • Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Barlament, J. (June 2011) Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2010 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Proctor, C., Edgerston, C., Barlament, J. (December 2010) Georgia Highway Safety Association 2010 Annual Report.
    • Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Proctor, C., Edgerston, C., Barlament, J. (November 2010) Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2009 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Proctor, C., Edgerston, C., Barlament, J. (May 2010) Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2010 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Proctor, C., Barlament, J., Loftin, L., Fors, S. (May 2010). Georgia Highway Safety Motor Vehicle Fatality Report FY2009 Preliminary Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Loftin, L., Proctor, C., Edgerston, C., Fors, S. (December 2009). Georgia Highway Safety Association 2009 Annual Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Loftin, L., Benson, M., Fors, S. (September 2009). Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2008 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Benson, M., Fors, S. (May 2009). Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2009 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Benson, M., Fors, S. (December 2008). Georgia Highway Safety Association 2008 Annual Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Benson, M., Fors, S. (November 2008). Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2007 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C. Barlament, J., Benson, M., Fors, S. (June 2008). Georgia Highway Safety Programs FY2008 Midpoint Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Benson, M., Fors, S. (September 2008). Georgia Traffic Safety Program Impact Analysis.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Benson, M., & Fors, S. (December 2007). Georgia Highway Safety Association 2007 Annual Report. Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Magee, K., Benson, M., & Fors, S. (December 2007). Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY2006 Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Bland, L. V. (September 2007). NHTSA Region IV – Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Bland, L. V. (September 2007). NHTSA Region IV – Quarterly Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., & Magee, K. (June 2007). NHTSA Region 4 State Contacts for Traffic Safety Records.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., & Magee, K. (June 2007). NHTSA Southeast Region Traffic Safety Records Report.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Bland, L. V. (June 2007). NHTSA Region IV – Quarterly Report.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Avery, I., Bland, L. V. (April 2007). Community Based DUI Systems Improvement Initiative: The Gold Standards Project in Kentucky. NHTSA Region IV.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Bland, L. V. (March 2007). NHTSA Region IV – Quarterly Report.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Walker, W., Magee, K., Kirkbride, E., Barlament, J. (January 2007). Georgia Highway Safety Programs Evaluation FY 2005 – Final Report.
    • Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Fors, S. (December 2006).  Georgia Highway Safety Association 2006 Annual Report.  Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Bland, L. V. (December 2006). NHTSA Region IV – Quarterly Report.
    • Cotton, C., Carneiro, R. (November 2006).  Policy Notes.  Carl Vinson Institute of Government Public Policy Research Series, 6(3).
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Magee, K.  (September 2006).  100 Days of Summer Heat Pre-Survey Analysis.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Bland, L. V. (September 2006). NHTSA Region IV – Quarterly Report.
    • Cotton, C. & Bland, L. V. (September 2006). 2003-2004 Non-Fatal and Fatal Crash Injuries: EMS District 2. NHTSA Region IV.
    • Cotton, C., Fors, S., Carneiro, R., Kirkbride, E. (July, 2006). Core Alcohol and Drug Survey Analysis.
    • Cotton, C., Carneiro, R., Fors, S. (July 2006). Region IV State Contacts for Traffic Safety Records Data Files.
    • Cotton, C., Carneiro, R., Fors, S. (July 2006) . Region IV DUI Case Procedures.
    • Cotton, C., Carneiro, R., and Fors, S. (November 2005). Motorcycle Literature Review.
    • Cotton, C., McCoy, C., and Fors, S. (2005). Annual Evaluation Report.
    • Cotton, C., McCoy, C., and Fors, S. (2005). Pickup Truck Initiative.
    • Cotton, C., Walker, W., Snoddy, B., Kirkbride, E., Fors, S. (February 2005). FY 2004 Grants- Best Practices.
    • Cotton, C., Walker, W., Snoddy, B., Kirkbride, E., Fors, S. (February 2005). Regional Community Liaison Project:Options for Implementation and Budget Requirements.
    • Cotton, C., McCoy, C., and Fors, S. (October 2004)Hispanic Traffic Safety Data in North Carolina.
    • Cotton, C., Walker, W., Snoddy, B., Kirkbride, E., Fors, S. (August 2004). Traffic Safety Data Liaison Research.
    • Cotton, C., and Glover-Kudon, R. (June 2004). South Carolina Traffic Safety Performance Review.
    • Cotton, C., Spencer, M., Glover-Kudon, R. (February 2004). Region IV 2002-2003 Holiday Alcohol Mobilization: You Drink & Drive. You Lose.
    • Cotton, C. and Spencer, M.S. (July 2003). Region IV 2002-2003 Holiday Alcohol Mobilization: You Drink & Drive. You Lose.
    • Cotton, C. and Spencer, M.S. (April 2003). Gold Standards Community Assessment Tool.
    • Cotton, C. and Spencer, M.S. (November 2002). DUI Citation Process: Georgia Report.
    • Cotton, C. and Spencer, M.S. (October 2002). DUI Citation Process: Alabama Report.
    • Cotton, C. (July 2002). Regional Alcohol Mobilization Evaluation Plan: NHTSA Region IV.
    • Cotton, C., Middlebrooks, J. (December 2001). NHTSA Region IV Click It or Ticket Campaign, May 2001: Process Evaluation.
    • Cotton, C., and Walker, W. (March 2001). Administrative License Suspension Hearings 2001 Progress Report.
    • Cotton, C. (August 2000). Safe Communities Data Tool Kit Pilot Project: Evaluation Plan.
  • Presentations

    Cotton, C., Robinson, D. (March 26-28, 2017). 2016 Georgia Fatalities: What Does the Preliminary Data Tell Us? Poster presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Cotton, C., Robinson, D. (March 26-28, 2017). Failure to Yield Among Georgia Elderly Drivers. Poster presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Robinson, D., Cotton, C. (March 26-28, 2017). Putting the Brakes on Speed-Related Crashes in Georgia. Poster presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Barnes, S., Cotton, C. (March 26-28, 2017). Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG) Social Media Impact. Poster presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Barnes, S., Cotton, C. (March 26-28, 2017). Drug DUI Impact in Georgia 2010-2015. Poster presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Cotton, C. (November 2016 and March 2017). Presentations to UGA Transportation Department Professional and Student Bus Drivers.

    Robinson, D., Cotton, C. (April 3-5, 2016). But, I Didn’t See Him!: An Assessment of Bicycle Collisions in GA. Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Long Beach, California.

    Miller, B., Cotton, C. (April 3-5, 2016). Taking to the Streets: An Observational Bicycle Study. Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Long Beach, California.

    McGill, A., Cotton, C. (April 3-5, 2016). Making a Difference: A 5 Year Reveiw of Georgia Traffic Safety Grantees. Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Long Beach, California.

    Cotton, C., Robinson, D. (April 3-5, 2016). Driver or Passenger? Elderly Driving Facts in Georgia. Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Long Beach, California.

    Cotton, C., (February 27, 2017). Look Out! Petextrians and Bicyclists are on the Road. Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference, Peachtree City, Georgia.

    Miller, B., Cotton, C. (March 15-17, 2015). What You Don’t Know Might Hurt Me: An Assessment of Bicycle Safety. Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

    Cotton, C., Robinson, D. (March 15-17, 2015). The Enforcement Dilemma: Law Enforcement and Georgia’s Texting While Driving Law.  Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

    Robinson, D. (March 15-17, 2015) A Crash Course in Danger: Contributing Factors of Collisions in a College Town.  Poster Presentation at Lifesavers Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

    Cotton, C. (October 5-8, 2014) Enforcing A Texting While Driving Law in Georgia: Police Perceptions. Oral Presentation at the Law Enforcement & Public Health Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Cotton, C., Robinson, D., Dallas, D. (September 10, 2014) Distracted Driving Enforcement:  A Law Enforcement Perspective. Poster presented at State of Public Health Conference, Athens, Georgia.

    Littleton, L., Cotton, C. (April 27-29, 2014) Distracted Walking:  Are you a “Petextrian?” Oral Presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Robinson, D., Cotton, C. (April 27-29, 2014) Stop Means Stop:  Georgia Drivers & School Bus Stop Arm Laws. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Littleton, L., Cotton, C. (April 27-29, 2014) Distracted Walking:  Are you a “Petextrian?”  Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Dallas, D., Cotton, C. (April 27-29, 2014) Texting While Driving Laws in the Southeast. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Dallas, D., Cotton, C. (April 27-29, 2014) Drug Involved Traffic Fatalities. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Davidson, S., Barlament, J., Dawson, L., Cotton, C. (April 14-16, 2013) Rural Teen Safety Belt Use: State-Level versus Local Observational Data. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Denver, Colorado.

    Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Littleton, L., Tuggle, E.,  (April 14-16, 2013) Partners in Safety: Building Relationships with Stakeholders through Evaluation Support. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Denver, Colorado.

    Barlament, J., Littleton, L., Cotton, C. (April 14-16, 2013) Unseen Dangers:  Visibilty and Biclycle Safety on Georgia Roads. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Denver, Colorado.

    Porter, J., Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (April 14-16, 2013) Anxiety about Prescripton Drugs and Driving. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Denver, Colorado.

    Littleton, L., Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (April 14-16, 2013) Factors Contributing to Pedestrian Collisions in Georgia. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Denver, Colorado.

    Barlament, J. (January 14, 2013) “What Can We Learn from Georgia Bicycle Data?” Oral Presentation at the Georgia Bicycle Safety Rountable Meeting. Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Barlament, J. (November 30, 2012) “Evaluation of Georgia Impaired Driving Programs.” Oral Presentation at the Georgia Impaired Driving Roundtable Meeting. Georgia Department of Transportation Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Barlament, J. (November 7, 2012) “Grantee Evalution.” Oral Presentation at the Govenor’s Office of Highway Safety Project Director’s Meeting. Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Forsyth, Georgia.

    Barlament, J., Cotton, C. (October 20, 2012) What Can We Learn From Georgia’s Bicycle Data? Oral presentation at 2012 Georgia-lina Bike Summit, Augusta, Georgia.

    Cotton, C., Horvat, I., Barlament, J. (June 14-16, 2012) A New Formula for Evaluating Traffic Safety Programs in Georgia. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Orlando, Florida.

    Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Shelnutt, S. (June 14-16, 2012) Fatalities in Georgia: We are Only as Good as the Timeliness of our Data. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Orlando, Florida.

    Cotton, C., Shelnutt, S. (June 14-16, 2012) Tuning In to Tuning Out. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Orlando, Florida.

    Barlament, J., Shelnutt, S., Cotton, C. (June 14-16, 2012) Walk the Walk: Are Georgia’s Child Pedestrians Safe? Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Orlando, Florida.

    Cotton, C., Horvat, I. (June 14-16, 2012) Helmet and Safety Usage in Adult Motorcycle Riders in Georgia. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Orlando, Florida.

    Porter, J.S., Cotton, C., Smith, M. L.,Barlament, J., Shelnutt, S. (June 14-16, 2012) The Effects of Motorcycle Training Courses on Older Riders. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Orlando, Florida.

    Cotton, C., (April 10-13, 2012) Health Promotion and Road Safety: Conceptual and Practical Challenges. Oral presentation at the 5th Latin American and 4th Inter-American Conferece on Health Promotion and Education, Mexico City, Mexico.

    Cotton, C., (October 29-November 2, 2011) What Do We Know About Motorcycle and Scooter Riders in Georgia? Oral presentation at American Public Health Association Conference, Washington, D.C.

    Cotton, C., Baron-Epel, O. (September 8, 2011) Traffic Safety is No Accident: The Driving Forces Behind Saving Lives on Israeli and American Roadways. Oral presentation at the 2011 University of Georgia Global Health Symposium.

    Cotton, C., Porter, J., Shelnutt, S., Barlament, J. (August 2, 2011) Understanding Georgia’s Data and How It Involves You. Oral workshop presentation at the Georgia Highway Safety Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

    Cotton, C., Shelnutt, S., Edgerston, C., Barlament, J., (May 9, 2011) The Economy, Motorcycles, Rural Roads and Distracted Driving: A Review of Recent Trends in Georgia Traffic Safety. Oral presentation at the Govenor’s Office of Highway Safety, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Cotton, C., Proctor, C., Barlament, J. (March 26-March 30, 2011) An Investigation of Fatal Motorcycle Crashes by Design Type in Georgia from 2006-2008. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Cotton, C., Edgerston, C., Proctor, C., Shelnutt, S., Barlament, J. (March 26-March 30, 2011) Institutionalization of Evaluation in Georgia Highway Safety Programs. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Barlament, J. Bason, J. Cotton, C. (March 26-March 30, 2011) Poor Economy = Safer Drivers? The Recession and Driver Behavior in Georgia. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Edgerston, C., Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Fors, S. (March 26-March 30, 2011) Emergent Themes in Rural Traffic Safety. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Shelnutt, S., Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (March 26-March 30, 2011) When Was the Last Time You DD’d (Drove Distracted)? Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Barlament, J., Fors, S. (March 26-March 30, 2011) Driving to Improve ALS License Suspension Rates. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Proctor, C., Cotton, C., Barlament, J. (March 26-March 30, 2011) The Dangers of the Open Road: County and State Roads Deadly for Motorcyclists. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Barlament, J., Proctor, C., Edgerston, C., Shelnutt, S. (April 12, 2010) The Economy, Motorcycles and Distracted Driving: A Review of Recent Trends in Georgia Traffic Safety. Workshop presentation at the Georgia Public Health Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Loftin, L., Cotton, C., Barlament, J., &  Fors, S. (April 11-April 14, 2010) You Drink, You Drive, Your License is Suspended?  An Examination of ALS Outcomes. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Edgerston, C., Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Loftin, L., Fors, S. (April 11-April 14, 2010) Regional Community Liaison Project: A Pilot Project to Address Rural Traffic Safety Issues. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Barlament, J., Cotton, C., Proctor, C., Fors, S. (April 11-April 14, 2010) What’s the Measure of Success? A 5 Year Review of Georgia Traffic Safety Grants Achievement. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Loftin, L., Edgerston, C., Proctor, C, Fors, S. (April 11-April 14, 2010)Institutionalization of Evaluation in Georgia Highway Safety Programs. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Barlament, J., & Fors, S. (April 11- April 14, 2010): Trooper Talk: Administrative License Suspension & Officer Perceptions.  Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Proctor, C., Cotton, C., Barlament, J., Fors, S. (April 11-April 14 2010):
    Is Teen Driver Safety an Oxymoron?  Evaluation of Georgia Teen Driving Laws and Driver Education Programs. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cotton, C. (July 11-July 15, 2010): Developing Rural Community Capacity to Change: RCL Project and Rural Traffic Safety in Georgia, USA.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland

    Cotton, C.; Parker, P.; Barlament, J.; Fors, S. (April 25 – April 30, 2009):  Rural Roads in Georgia, USA: “Can One Person Make A Difference On Rural Traffic Safety?”, Presentation at the International Traffic Medicine Association Conference (ITMA), The Hague, Brussels, Belgium

    Cotton, C., Loftin, L., Barlament, J., Fors, S. (March 20 – April 1, 2009): ALS Attorney and Law Enforcement: A Partnership for Successful ALS Outcomes. Poster presented at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Cotton, C.; Benson, M.; Barlament, J.; Fors, S. (March 29 – April 1, 2009):  Should Libraries Check Out of Driver’s Education?  Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

    Barlament, J.; Cotton, C.;  Benson, M.; Fors, S. (March 29 – April 1, 2009):  Do Law Enforcement Grantee Programs Impact the Safety of Georgia Roads? Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

    Cotton, C.; Barlament, J.; Benson, M.; Parker, P.; Loftin, L.; Fors, S. (March 29 – April 1, 2009):  Institutionalization of Evaluation in Georgia Highway Safety Programs. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

    Cotton, C; Mitchell, J.; Barlament, J; Fors, S: Rural Roads in Georgia: Can One Person Make a Difference on Rural Traffic Safety? Accepted for presentation at The 2nd Asia Pacific Injury Prevention Conference/The 40th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Annual Conference, Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam, November 4 – 6, 2008.

    Cotton, C; Barlament, J; Benson, M; (August 10-13, 2008). Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG): Who Are We? Table-Top presentation given at the 2008 Georgia Highway Safety Conference, Savannah, Georgia

    Cotton, C.; Barlament, J. (May 12, 16, 2008). Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Pre-Grant Application Training. Presentation given at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Driver Education Pre-Grant Application Training Workshop, Forsyth, Georgia.

    Barlament, J.; Cotton, C.; Benson, M.; Fors, S. (April 14-16, 2008). A Matter of Longevity: Sustained Funding for Georgia Highway Safety Programs. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

    Cotton, C.; Barlament, J.; Benson, M.; Mitchell, J.; Fors, S. (April 14-16, 2008). Institutionalization of Evaluation in Georgia Highway Safety Programs. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

    Cotton, C; Barlament, J.; Benson, M.; Mitchell, J.; Fors, S. (April 14-16, 2008). Breaking Down Barriers: Relationship-Building during the Evaluation Process. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

    Benson, M.; Cotton, C.; Barlament, J.; Fors, S. (April 14-16, 2008). Funding for Teen Driver Education Programs in Georgia. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

    Mitchell, J.; Cotton, C.; Grimes, A.; Fors, S. (April 14-16, 2008). Rural Roads in Georgia: Can One Person Make a Difference in Rural Traffic Safety? Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

    Cotton, C. (July 29-August 3, 2007). Evaluation of Impaired Driving Programs in the State of Georgia.  Presentation given at the Georgia Impaired Driver Program Assessment Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Grimes, A.; Kirkbride, E.; Davidson, S.; Fors, S.  (June 10-15, 2007).  Regional Community Liaison Project:  A New Approach to Traffic Safety in Georgia.  Oral presentation at the IUHPE World Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

    Cotton, C.; Magee, K.; Barlament, J.; Fors, S.  (June 7-9, 2007).  Institutionalization of Evaluation in Georgia Highway Safety Programs.  Poster accepted for presentation at the SOPHE National Conference, Seattle, Washington.

    Cotton, C.; Bland, L. V.; Avery, I.; Fors, S. (June 7-9, 2007). Community Based DUI Systems Improvement Initiative: The Gold Standards Project in Kentucky. Poster accepted for presentation at the SOPHE National Conference, Seattle, WA.

    Cotton, C. (March 27, 2007).  Impacting DWI Adjudication from the Outside – Part 2:  Gathering Information.  Oral presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Chicago, IL.

    Cotton, C.; Grimes, A.; Kirkbride, E.; Walker, W.; Snoddy, B.; Fors, S.  (March 25-27, 2007).  Regional Community Liaison Project:  Reducing Crashes on Georgia’s Rural Roads.  Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Chicago, IL.

    Cotton, C.; Magee, K.; Barlament, J.; Fors, S.  (March 25-27, 2007).  Institutionalization of Evaluation in Georgia Highway Safety Programs.  Poster accepted for presentation at the Lifesavers Conference, Chicago, IL.

    Cotton, C.; Fors, S.; Walker, W.; Magee, K.; Kirkbride, E. (October 16-18, 2006). Seatbelt Use and Public Policy Issues in Georgia. Presented at the International Traffic Medicine Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

    Cotton, C.; Grimes, A. (September 19, 2006).  Regional Community Liaison Preliminary Data Presentation: EMS 9.  Presented at Georgia CATEN meeting, Jesup, GA.

    Cotton, C. (April 14, 2006). Objectives, activities and evaluation in your program. Presented at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Bidders’ Conference, Forsyth, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Fors, S.; Carneiro, R. (April 9-11, 2006).
    Motorcycle Safety: Trends 2000-2004. Poster presented at annual Lifesavers Conference, Austin, Texas.

    Cotton, C.; Fors, S.; Walker, W.; Magee, K.; Kirkbride, E.
    (April 9-11, 2006). Seatbelt Use and Public Policy Issues in Georgia. Poster presented at annual Lifesavers Conference, Austin, Texas.

    Cotton, C. (May 11, 2005). Objectives, Activities and Evaluation. Presentation at GOHS Highway Safety Grant Application Training Workshop: Forsyth, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Fors, S.; Walker, W. (March 13-15, 2005).  Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety occupant protection programs and seatbelt use in Georgia. Poster presented at annual Lifesavers Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Cotton, C.; Walker, W.; Fors, S; and Snoddy, B. (November 6, 2004).  Evaluating Georgia drivers’ knowledge of impaired driving law.  Presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Cotton, C; Walker, W.; and Snoddy, B. (October 6, 2004).  Georgia highway safety programs evaluation.  Presented at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Project Directors’ Training, Forsyth, Georgia.

    Cotton, C. (June 3, 2004).  Objectives, activities and evaluation in your program.  Presented at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Bidders’ Conference, Forsyth, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Walker, W.; and Snoddy, B. (February 10 and 11, 2004).  Georgia highway safety programs evaluation.  Presented at the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Project Directors’ Meeting, Macon and Kennesaw, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Russell, M.; Jackson, B.; McCloskey, S.; McDonald, J.; and Vernisi, D. (June 9-11, 2002).  Safe Community Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Community Programs. Presented at the Lifesavers 2002 National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Orlando, Florida.

    Cotton, C.; Russell, M.; Jackson, B.; McCloskey, S.; McDonald, J.; and Vernisi, D. (May 7-9, 2002).  Safe Community Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Community Programs. Presented at the Eleventh International and 5th National Conference on Safe Communities, Ontario, Canada.

    Cotton, C. (February 13-16, 2002).  The health education consultant: How can I help you? Abstract presented at the AAHPERD Southern and Eastern District Combined Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Cotton, C. (June 20, 2001).  New research on administrative license suspension study and DUI innovative sentencing techniques.  Presented at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Traffic Safety Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

    Cotton, C. (June 18, 2001).  Second wave data for Operation Zero Tolerance.  Presented at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Traffic Safety Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

    Cotton, C., & Walker, W. (June 18, 2001). Administrative License Suspension Hearings in Georgia. Presented at the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Russell, M.; Jackson, B.; McCloskey, S.; McDonald, J.; and Vernisi, D. (May 21-23, 2001).  Safe Community Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Community Programs. Presented at the Tenth International Conference on Safe Communities, Anchorage, Alaska.

    Cotton, C. (April 25-27, 2001). Jackson County- Project Alert: An effective health education program. Presented at Statewide Safe and Drug Free Schools Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

    Cotton, C.; Russell, M.; Jackson, B.; McCloskey, S.; McDonald, J.; and Vernisi, D. (March 24-27, 2001).  Safe Community Data Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Community Programs. Presented at Lifesavers 2001 National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Denver, Colorado.

    Cotton, C.; Russell, M.; Jackson, B.; McCloskey, S.; McDonald, J.; and Vernisi, D. (March 12-14, 2000).  Safe Community Tool Kit: A Data Guide for Safe Community Programs. Presented at Lifesavers 2000 National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Phillips, C. (January 8-10, 1998).  A qualitative study of DUI offenders and controlled substance act violators during participation in a mandatory risk reduction program in Georgia. Presented at the 1998 Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, Athens, Georgia.

    Orpinas, P.; Phillips, C.; & Kelder, S. (April 18-20, 1997).  Differential beliefs about violence between boys and girls. Influence on aggressive behaviors. Presented at the Conference of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association.

  • Materials

    Below are some of the pamphlets, brochures and materials produced by the UGA Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group currently available to the public.

    UGA TSREG Brochure

    This brochure provides information about the mission of the UGA Traffic Safety and Research Evaluation Group and they work they do to improve traffic safety in Georgia.

    Pets In Cars (2016)

    The Pets in Cars brochure was created in partnership with the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and provides helpful tips to keep pets safe during months with high temperatures.