Vulnerable Road Users

Orientation Sessions for Parents of Young Novice Drivers: An Assessment of U.S. Programs and Recommendations

Based on a review of existing programs and the available scientific literature, this project provides recommendations to enhance parent orientation sessions that are part of the teen driver training and licensing process.

May 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Development and Pilot Testing of the Driving Check-Up: Expanding the Continuum of Services Available to Assist Older Drivers

This report describes the development and initial pilot testing of the Driving Check-Up, a model program for a driving-school evaluation of driving knowledge and skills for older adults.

May 2018 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Marijuana Use in Older Drivers in Colorado: A LongROAD Study

This research brief describes marijuana use and its relationship to self-reported driving outcomes among older drivers using baseline data from the Colorado cohort of the LongROAD study.

April 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Observed Maintenance, Damage, Technologies, and Adaptations among Vehicles of Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

Using baseline data from the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study, this research brief describes general vehicle information, maintenance, damage, and presence of in-vehicle advanced technologies and aftermarket adaptations.

April 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

American Driving Survey, 2015 – 2016

This Research Brief provides highlights from the AAA Foundation’s 2016 American Driving Survey, which quantifies the daily driving of the general public in the United States. Comparisons to data from 2015 are also provided.

January 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Related Driving Reduction Among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

This Research Brief investigates the relationship between lifetime musculoskeletal conditions and reduction in driving in the past year.

November 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) Study: Understanding the Design and Methods

This Research Brief describes the overall design and methods of the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study--a large-scale prospective cohort study of drivers ages 65+, and succinctly presents the numerous kinds of information being collected from participants.

November 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Use, Learning and Perceptions of In-Vehicle Technologies, and Vehicle Adaptations among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

This research explores the characteristics of older adults who engage in rehabilitation to improve their driving, specifically age, gender, marital status, health status, and physical function.

October 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Distracted Driving Behaviors and Beliefs among Older Adults: A LongROAD Analysis of the Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety Study

This research explores the behaviors and attitudes of elderly drivers regarding cell phone use while driving as well as the prevalence of specific modes of cell phone use including talking, texting, emailing, browsing the internet, and navigating.

September 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Frailty, Physical Function and Driving Status in Older Adults: LongROAD Analysis of the National Health and Aging Trends Study

The purpose of the study was to examine the associations between physical frailty, physical functioning, and the rate of being a current-non-driver.

August 2017 // Research Brief PDF