Vulnerable Road Users

The Role of Driving Comfort in Self-Regulation among a Large Cohort of Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the direct effects of driving comfort on self-regulation and the role of driving comfort combined with age, sex, and perceived abilities in predicting four of the most common self-regulatory driving situations: driving at night, during rush hour traff

November 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Effect of Extending Graduated Driver Licensing to Older Novice Drivers in Indiana

On July 1, 2015, the state of Indiana extended key components of its Graduated Driver Licensing system, previously only applicable to newly-licensed drivers younger than 18, to all newly-licensed drivers under the age of 21. This study examines the crash rates of Indiana resident

October 2019 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Prevalence and Timing of Driver Licensing Among Young Adults, United States, 2019

A survey of young adults ages 18-24 finds that 41% licensed at or before age 16, and 60% before age 18. Factors associated with licensing at younger versus older ages are discussed.

October 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Potential Impact of Driving Cessation for Rural and Urban Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines whether there are urban-rural differences in how older adults rate the potential impact that driving cessation would have on their lives.

July 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Association of Frailty with Driving Habits Among Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the association of frailty status with driving habits. If frailty is associated with driving habit outcomes, interventions targeted at preventing or reducing the symptoms of frailty may lead to improved mobility among older adults.

May 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Relationship Between Driving Habits and Health-Related Quality of Life: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines driving habits and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an older population. The health-related quality of life is important in understanding the mental, social and physical well-being of individuals.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Demographic Differences in Use of Alternate Transportation Among Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the types and number of alternate sources of transportation used by healthy, older drivers.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Patterns of Self-Reported Driving While Intoxicated Among Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the prevalence of self-reported alcohol use and alcohol use while driving as well as sociodemographic, health and behavioral factors associated with alcohol use while driving.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Objectively Derived and Self-Reported Measures of Driving Exposure and Patterns Among Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines self-reported and objectively derived measures of driving in an older population.

January 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Medication Use in Older Adult Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the amount and types of medications used by older drivers. Many of these medications have been associated with increased crash risk.

November 2018 // Research Brief PDF