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Tara Casanova-Powell, Director of Research

Tara Casanova-Powell

Director of Research
Tara’s main fields of interest are impaired driving, distracted driving, younger drivers, pedestrian and bike safety, wildlife roadside safety, evaluation of road safety programs, traffic enforcement issues and risky driving behaviors.

Prior to her appointment at TIRF USA, Tara worked for Preusser Research Group (PRG) from 1999 to 2015. Tara served as a senior research associate (2010-2015) where she led several national and state projects involving alcohol and drug impaired driving, occupant protection, teen driving involving graduated licensing, pedestrian and bike safety, older drivers and distracted driving.

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