Driver Behavior & Performance

Hit-and-Run Crashes: Prevalence, Contributing Factors and Countermeasures

Hit-and-run crashes and fatalities rates have been increasing at an alarming rate.

April 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Advancing Drugged Driving Data at the State Level: State-by-State Assessment

This study assessed current policies and practices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as related to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s publication Advancing Drugged Driving Data at the State Level: Synthesis of Barriers and Expert Panel Recommendations (2016).

April 2018 // Full Report PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

The Traffic Safety Culture Index is an annual survey, identifying driver’s attitudes and behaviors related to traffic safety. Road safety topics covered include speeding, red light running, seat belt use, distracted, drowsy and drunk driving.

March 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Prevalence of Drowsy Driving Crashes: Estimates from a Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study

The contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes is notoriously difficult to quantify. This study examines in-vehicle video captured in a large naturalistic driving study to estimate the proportion of motor vehicle crashes that involve drowsy driving.

February 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Crash Risk of Cell Phone Use While Driving: A Case – Crossover Analysis of Naturalistic Driving Data

This report investigates the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving by the same drivers using in-vehicle video from a large naturalisti

January 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Rates of Motor Vehicle Crashes, Injuries and Deaths in Relation to Driver Age, United States, 2014-2015

This Research Brief presents updated data on crash risk using data on crashes from the US DOT in conjunction with data on driving mileage from the AAA Foundation's American Driving Survey.

June 2017 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

2016 Traffic Safety Culture Index

This report presents the results of our annual Traffic Safety Culture Index survey, providing data on the attitudes and behaviors of the American public with respect to key traffic safety topics.

February 2017 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Acute Sleep Deprivation and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash Involvement

This drowsy driving study quantifies a driver's relative risk of being involved in a crash in relation to the number of hours that they slept in the past 24 hours.

December 2016 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

American Driving Survey: 2014 – 2015

This report presents data on the proportion of U.S. residents who drive and the amount of driving that they did in years 2014-2015 based on the AAA Foundation's surveys of representative samples of households nationwide.

September 2016 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

The Prevalence of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Road Debris, United States, 2011-2014

This study examines data from a sample of in-depth crash investigations to estimate the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths in the U.S. each year that are caused by debris on the roads or falling from vehicles.

August 2016 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF