Erin is the director of the Vulnerable Road Users Project, which is located in the Transportation Research Center at UNLV. An injury prevention program, the Vulnerable Road Users Project was born from the original Safe Community Partnership, which focused on all areas of traffic safety, when it became far too clear that pedestrian safety needed more focus.
We consider “Vulnerable” road users to be those who do not have the benefit of 2,500 pounds of steal, air bags and seat belts to protect them as they travel on our roads. We also count elderly drivers as vulnerable, along with teen drivers; so please, if you are looking for information on road safety, please let us know if you didn’t find it on the site, by hitting the “contact us” button.
John is a research assistant for the Vulnerable Road Users Project, and when you call the office, it is John you will speak with. If you happen to see us at a community event or at a presentation, Jon will no doubt be there. If you sign up for any of the classes we offer; from requested presentations to court provided opportunities to lessen your fines for a pedestrian or child safety seat violation, and you phone to register, Jon is who you will most often speak with.
Jon just finished his first year studying Biomedical Science at UNLV, and was raised in Las Vegas, graduating from Bishop Gorman High School.