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

Vulnerable Road Users

Utilization of Driving Rehabilitation among Older Adults: LongROAD Analysis of the National Health and Aging Trends 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.

August 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Older Novice Driver Crashes in New Jersey: Informing the Need for Extending Graduated Driver Licensing Restrictions

This study examines whether evidence supports extending Graduated Driver Licensing systems, which most U.S. states apply only to new drivers licensed before the age of 18, to new drivers licensed at ages 18 years or older.

July 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Accelerating Teen Driver Learning: Anywhere, Anytime Training

This report describes an evaluation of a series of self-administered training modules designed to improve novice drivers' hazard anticipation, hazard mitigation, and attention maintenance skills.

June 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Development of a Novice Driver Training Module to Accelerate Driver Perceptual Expertise

This report describes the development of a stand-alone, self-administered training module intended to accelerate new drivers' acquisition of perceptual expertise.

March 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Using Naturalistic Driving Data to Examine Teen Driver Behaviors Present in Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2007-2015

This study updates a previous study of driver behaviors and environmental conditions present in a sample of teen driver crashes captured on in-vehicle video cameras with new data from more than 500 additional crashes.

June 2016 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Associations Between Falls and Driving Outcomes in Older Adults: A LongROAD Study

This study examines the relationship between falls and subsequent motor vehicle crash involvement among older drivers.

March 2016 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Select Physical Performance Measures and Driving Outcomes in Older Adults: A LongROAD Study

This systematic review examines previous research into the association between three well-validated measures of lower extremity physical functioning and driving outcomes in older adults.

March 2016 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF