Safe & Active Transport

HIPRC research engages with changing technology, policies, and behavior in support of safe and active transportation.

The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) with partners to reduce traffic and transportation injury risk, encourage safe travel and improve the safety for active transportation modes (such as walking, biking and public transport). Our Center’s areas of research include emerging road traffic challenges such as distraction, marijuana impairment, concussion; the safety impact of transportation infrastructure; and innovation in measuring pedestrian/bicycle exposure.

To accomplish these goals, we rely on community and research partnerships and a strong methods core with expertise in large data linkage, imputation, simulation, machine learning and artificial intelligence strategies. Our work ultimately seeks to prevent traffic-related injury and death, with an emphasis on health equity. Together, we aim to do this through collaborative research, education and public awareness.

Featured Program | Car Seat and Booster Seat Guides

This featured program offers tips for choosing the right car seat or booster seat, following Washington’s booster seat laws, and accessing local and national resources.

Available in English and Spanish.


Safe & Active Transport News

Washington Traffic Deaths Reach 33-Year High

For Immediate Release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission: Washington experienced 810 traffic deaths in 2023 according to preliminary data collected by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC). This represents a 10% increase since 2022,…

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Clinical Epidemiology of Extracranial Injuries in Severe Pediatric TBI in South America

Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of child deaths and disability, with a disproportionate burden on low and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Children in these countries often require long-term rehabilitation and care, which…

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FREE! King County Car Seat Inspections

Safe Kids Seattle South King is partnering with King Co. EMS and several other agencies to provide FREE Car Seat Check-Up Events hosting inspections throughout King County in 2024. Download and share the Event Flier…

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2024 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is excited to invite you to the 2024 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit! This FREE annual educational symposium offers a variety of programming for SCI consumers and providers, including presentations/demonstrations,…

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Now Available: 2024 Bicycle Safety Grants

Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) aims to increase bicycle safety among residents of King County. To that end, the PHSKC Violence & Injury Prevention Unit, with funding from the King County Council,…

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2024 FREE King County Car Seat Events

FREE King County Car Seat Events are happening locally throughout 2024 for parents, parents-to-be and caregivers. Whether this is your first time installing a car seat in preparation for the arrival of a new baby…

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