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Massachusetts Traffic Safety Award for Distracted Driving Study

As motor vehicle accident lawyers, we try to focus our blogs on safety and consumer information as much as we can. So, when a University of Massachusetts physics professor wins a traffic safety award, we want to bring it to the attention of our clients. Dr. Marguerite Zarrillo, a surface transportation engineering professor at U Mass Dartmouth, has undertaken research on distracted driving.

Dr. Zarrillo’s research is to develop computer models to study traffic flow, including toll booth queuing, for which she has published numerous papers and undertaken research for the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems. Her recent research involves a driving simulation program that studies drivers who are also attempting to perform other tasks such as cell phone while driving reading, or eating while driving. We are pleased that the Massachusetts public education system has acknowledged such critical work in the field of motor vehicle safety.