CHAPEL HILL — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary today with a symposium titled "The Evolution of Highway Safety: How Research Can Save Lives on Our Roads." The event will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Speakers will review center accomplishments that have led to improved highway safety practices, policies and legislation, and they will discuss research needed to reduce the toll on the nation's highways.
Scheduled speakers are: former Director Forrest Council, a senior researcher at the center for more than 30 years; Bruce Simons-Morton, chief of prevention research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a unit of the National Institutes of Health; and Ezra Hauer, a world-renowned engineer and professor emeritus in the department of civil engineering at the University of Toronto.
For more information, call Delisa Davis at 843-4859 or visit www.hsrc.unc.edu.