Erin Breen

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 Vulnerable Road Users 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

August 9, 2021
Class begins bright and early Monday morning for more than 300,000 Clark County School District students.
August 6, 2021
Most vehicles stopped and allowed the officer in neon to cross. But others whizzed by, either in disregard for the crossing officer or the 35 mph speed limit on Eastern.
July 9, 2021
Ask a visitors security engineer what they consider Boulder Freeway and do not be stunned should you see them shudder.
July 7, 2021
Ask a traffic safety engineer what they think of Boulder Highway, and don’t be surprised if you see them shudder.

Articles Featuring Erin Breen

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.