Published on Monday, October 04, 2010
On Monday, January 25, SISAT professor Dr. Thomas Horan briefed U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and his senior staff on SafeRoadMaps.org. SafeRoadMaps.org is a service that visually identifies the location of crashes through an online, searchable map. Launched in June of 2009, SafeRoadMaps was developed by a team led by Dr. Horan in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety. It has received close to 10 million hits since being launched, and have received international press coverage due to its innovative nature.
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