Erin Breen

Director, Road Equity Alliance
Director, Vulnerable Road Users Project
Coordinator, Traffic Safety Coalition
Director, Safe Community Partnership Program
Expertise: Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety Education, Transportation Research


Erin Breen serves as director of UNLV's Road Equity Alliance Project. Breen is also the coordinator of  the UNLV Transportation Research Center's Traffic Safety Coalition.

Breen specializes in traffic and pedestrian safety, bringing research and awareness for state policymakers on the issues of drunk and distracted driving, jaywalking, and more. After experiencing personal tragedy when her daughter survived a preventable car accident, Breen began researching ways to increase traffic safety awareness for new and reckless drivers throughout Southern Nevada. Breen has since been a key player in lobbying driving laws, such as Nevada's graduated driving law — a restriction for teenage motorists that has dramatically dropped the number of underage driving deaths.

Breen actively works with Silver State municipalities to promote pedestrian and driving safety education for student commuters.

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Erin Breen In The News

K.N.P.R. News
May 6, 2022
It’s been months since the state reported that in 2021, traffic deaths were the worst they’d been since 2006.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
March 31, 2022
It’s a typical Thursday afternoon and the calendar is full.
K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
March 30, 2022
It’s happening far more often than most Nevadans realize.
ABC-TV: News Channel 12
March 25, 2022
Suzan Smith knows her life will never be the same. It changed forever on March 25, 2019.

Articles Featuring Erin Breen

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

People | July 22, 2009

Erin Breen is busy saving lives. Her work with UNLV’s Transportation Research Center focuses on traffic safety issues – particularly related to teenagers. The personal tragedies she works tirelessly to prevent were brought home to her last summer in a way she never imagined.