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.
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
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
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 study.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report provides data on the prevalence of self-reported aggressive driving behaviors based on a survey of a representative sample of U.S. drivers.