Who We Are

The Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG) is 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 Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), to conduct research on effective health promotion interventions and to assess and document program outcomes.

What We Do

TSREG’s mission is to provide comprehensive research and analysis on the effectiveness of traffic safety programs at the federal, state, and local levels to reduce death and injury caused by roadway traffic crashes.

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
  • 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. Learn more in our latest brochure.

We also provide data! Check out our data request flyer, or scan this QR Code.



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Our Rural Road County of the Year: Calhoun County

TSREG’s county of focus for the year is Calhoun County. As we approach our second visit to the county, we are excited to be meeting with local stakeholders, conducting a community survey, and collecting observational data. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to see more about our work with rural counties in Georgia!


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How to 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: [email protected]

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Meet the TSREG Team



Join the Team

Sign up here (form coming soon) to learn more about research, internship and volunteer opportunities available through TSREG.


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

• Carol Poe, PhD • Lila Ralston, MPH
• Ash Warnock, Ph.D. cand. • Darrell Robinson, MS
• Stuart Barnes, MPH • Amanda McGill, MA
• Breanna Miller, MPH/MSW • Daniel Dallas, MPH
• Lauren Littleton, MPH • Jeffrey Porter
• James Barlament, MA • Sarah Shelnutt, BSHP
• Lauren Littleton, MPH • 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, BA
• Diane Cronin • Erin Kirkbride, MEd
• Wayd Walker, JD, M.Ed. • Brook Snoody, MPH
•  Colleen McCoy, BS • Jane McDonald, M.Ed.
• Elizabeth Yound, Ph.D. •  Diana Vernisi, M.Ed.
• Kelli Magee, MPH • Lauren Bland, BSFCS
• Allison Grimes, BS, OTR/L • Rimo Carneiro, Ph.D.
• Michael Spencer, M.Ed. • Rebecca Glover-Kudon, MSPH
• Jessica Middlebrooks, M.Ed. • Wendy Riser, M.Ed.
• Elliot Daimler • Ansley Kasha, MPH


Current Projects

Rural Roads Evaluation (Calhoun County) – TSREG is conducting a multi-year Rural Roads Evaluation to assess the needs, barriers, and opportunities of all road users (motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians) in five Georgia counties. During the FFY 2023, TSREG is evaluating how community stakeholders and residents travel into, through, and out of Calhoun County. The evaluation results will be shared with stakeholders, residents, and GOHS to inform effective community traffic safety programs in rural Georgia. Check out our “Latest News” (above) to see our recent travel!

Georgia Roadway Fatalities Database – TSREG is responsible for maintaining an annual Georgia Roadway Fatalities Database. Daily roadway fatality data is sent to TSREG from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and cross-referenced with the Georgia Electronic Accident Reporting System (GEARS) for complete accuracy of reporting. The Preliminary Georgia Roadway Fatality Report is produced each year and delivered to GOHS.Check out our most recent report from Fatality data below (scroll down)! 

Task Teams – Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) helps to distinguish multiple key emphasis areas considered to be top contributing factors to crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities in Georgia. TSREG works collaboratively on ideas and future projects with the task teams and provides data support per request.

TSREG is involved with the following GOHS traffic safety task teams:

  • Young Adult Drivers
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Impaired Driving
  • Occupant Protection
  • Distracted Driving
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle/Heavy Trucks
  • Intersection Safety and Roadway Departure
  • Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME)
  • Older Drivers (55+ years)
  • Traffic/Crash Records and Data Analysis
  • CODES/Risk Analysis and Evaluations (Data Team)
Completed Projects per Federal Fiscal Year (FFY)

FFY 2022

Rural Roads Evaluation (Stewart County) As requested by the Georgia GOHS Director, Allen Poole, TSREG has designed and is conducting a multi-year Rural Roads Evaluation to assess the needs, barriers, and opportunities of all road users (motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians) in five Georgia counties. During the FFY 2022, TSREG evaluated how community stakeholders and residents travel into, through, and out of Stewart County. The evaluation results was shared with stakeholders, residents, and GOHS to inform effective community traffic safety programs in rural Georgia.

UGA Bike and Pedestrian Day – In partnership with the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness and UGA Transportation and Parking Services, TSREG helps host a Bike and Pedestrian Safety Day where we help create a collaborative and supportive environment for folks on campus to receive education, acquire safety resources and engage in conversation about traffic safety on campus. Read more here: https://watchfordawgs.uga.edu/

FFY 2021

UGA Bike and Pedestrian Day

Publications per FFY
Reports per FFY


  • 2021 Annual Report
  • FFY 2021 Final Evaluation Report
  • FFY 2021 Grading and Scoring Report
  • FFY 2022 Preliminary Evaluation Report
  • FFY 2022 Preliminary Performance Report
  • FFY 2022 Second Quarter Performance Report
  • FFY 2022 Revised Evaluation Report
  • FFY 2022 Third Quarter Performance Report
  • 2021 Preliminary Fatality Report
  • Preliminary Rural Roads Evaluation Report- Stewart County


  • 2022 Annual Report 
  • FFY 2022 Final Evaluation Report
  • FFY 2022 Grading and Scoring Report
  • FFY 2023 Preliminary Evaluation Report
  • FFY 2023 Preliminary Performance Report
  • FFY 2023 Second Quarter Performance Report
Presentations per FFY



  • 2021 Preliminary Fatality Report Findings” -Ansley Kasha, MPH,MSW
    • Presented to the GOHS Young Adult Task Team (December 2022)
  • Rural Roads Evaluation- Year 1” -Heather Padilla, PhD, RDN, LD
    • Presented to the GOHS CODES Task Team (December 2022)
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 4 and 5 Virtual Occupant Protection Boot Camp (April 2023)
Resources to Download

[Download a PDF of these resources here.]

Bicycle Safety

Child/Teen/Young Driver Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Occupant Protection (Seat Belts)

Older Drivers

Pedestrian Safety

Risky Driving Behaviors

          Impaired Driving (Drunk and Drug-Impaired)

          Distracted Driving


          Drowsy Driving

Rural Roads

Safe System Approach and Vision Zero

Vehicles, Equipment, Technology