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 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

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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 PDF

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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 PDF

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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 PDF

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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 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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