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UC San Diego Joins Nationwide Efforts to Curb Phone Use While Driving

TREDS partners with San Diego-based employers in launching a campaign to end distracted driving
December 4, 2013

Expanding their efforts to keep citizens safe on San Diego roadways, UC San Diego’s Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program announced today that they are launching a new distracted driving education project called Just Drive – Take Action Against Distraction, a one hour class free of charge offered to businesses in San Diego.

Grant Will Help Program Continue Training for Safe Senior Driving

TREDS works to assist older drivers with health issues that may put them, other drivers at risk.
November 26, 2013

For the seventh consecutive year, the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will help keep our roadways and senior drivers safe through professional training.

Survey Results Reveal Distracted Driving Habits of San Diegans

UC San Diego Researchers and CHP Educate Public on Driving Laws and Safety Tips
April 10, 2013

According to experts in the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, there were approximately 3,300 deaths and 400,000 injuries nationwide in 2011 due to collisions involving distracted driving. The use of cell phones while operating a vehicle is currently the leading cause of driver distraction crashes in California…

UC San Diego’s TREDS Program Promotes Safety for Senior Drivers

Researchers and CHP Educate Public on Driving Laws and Safety Tips
January 3, 2013

UC For the sixth consecutive year, the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to promote driving safety in older adults. This team of experts, part of UCSD’s Injury Epidemiology, Prevention and Research Center, has been working to keep Southern California’s highways and senior drivers safe…

Experts Say Distracted Driving Among College Students in San Diego on Upswing

UC San Diego researchers join CHP this morning to educate students and public
April 24, 2012

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CADMV), distracted driving is on the rise due to an increase in the use of cell phones and other electronic devices and the increasing importance of these devices in individuals’ lives. Studies have shown that phoning and driving increases the risk of crashes four-fold, with hands free and hand held devices equally dangerous. Texting increases this risk 8-16 times.. . .

UC San Diego Program on Driving Safety Goes Statewide

Program showed success in training health care, law enforcement
January 4, 2012

Older Driver Screening Program Expands to Other Counties, Law Enforcement

UC San Diego experts started original program in 2007
January 14, 2011

Helping Seniors Drive Safely, Perhaps Longer

UC San Diego Experts Train Health Care Professionals for Signs of Age-Related Driving Issues
January 7, 2010

Senior Dilemma: Drive Safely or Give Up the Keys?

UC San Diego Experts Screen for Age-Related Driving Disorders
November 15, 2007

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