Vulnerable Road Users

Identifying Policy Approaches to Extending the Safe Mobility of Older Adults

The objective of this project was to examine effective policies and practices in driver licensing of older and medically at-risk drivers and offer practical guidance to driver licensing officials and policymakers.

January 2021 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Vulnerable Road Users

Examining the Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in the United States, 2009–2018

This research examines the increase in pedestrian fatalities from 2009 to 2018 through analysis of changes in the presence of certain pedestrian, driver, vehicle, and environmental factors.

January 2021 // Research Brief

Vulnerable Road Users

Effects of Hearing Impairment on Driving Exposure and Patterns Among a Large Cohort of Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This brief examines the effects of hearing impairment, alone and in combination with cognitive and/or visual impairment, on the driving exposure and patterns of older drivers.

December 2020 // Research Brief

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Older Drivers and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

This research brief describes the efforts to address questions on driver perception of and learning methods for advanced driver assistance systems using data from AAA Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (AAA LongROAD) studies.

December 2020 // Research Brief

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A Simulator-Based Evaluation of Two Hazard Anticipation Training Programs for Novice Drivers

Young novice drivers have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. This research examines the effects of two computer-based training programs that seek to improve inexperienced drivers’ ability to detect and respond to hazards on the road.

December 2020 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Vulnerable Road Users

Older Driver Licensing Policies and Practices Database Update

This project documented current, relevant driver licensing practices and policies for all 50 states and the District of Columbia in order to update and expand the Driver Licensing Policies and Practices database.

March 2020 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

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Predictors of Rapid Deceleration Events among Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This brief examines the relationship between hard braking events (known as rapid deceleration events (RDEs)) and safety-related outcome measures such as near crashes and declining functional abilities.

February 2020 // Research Brief

Vulnerable Road Users

Perceived Social Support Differences between Male and Female Older Adults who have Reduced Driving: AAA LongROAD Study

The research in this brief examines perceived social support among older drivers who have recently reduced their driving.

February 2020 // Research Brief

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.

November 2019 // Research Brief

Vulnerable Road Users

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

In 2015, Indiana extended its Graduated Driver Licensing system, previously only applicable to new drivers younger than 18, to all new drivers under age 21. This study examines the crash rates of new Indiana drivers first licensed at ages 18-20 before and after that change.

October 2019 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet