Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Understanding Older Drivers: An Examination of Medical Conditions, Medication Use, and Travel Behavior

This study of two national databases provides details on older driver travel behaviors, automobility, and medication use.

April 2014 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

National Survey of Child Passenger Safety Technicians on the LATCH System, United States, 2013

This report presents the results of a survey of Child Passenger Safety Technicians regarding opportunities to improve the ease of use of the LATCH system in motor vehicles.

February 2014 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Evaluating LATCH System Ease of Use and Key Features in New Vehicles

This report presents recommendations for improving the ease of use of the LATCH system for securing child safety seats in vehicles, based on human factors analysis and an expert workshop.

November 2013 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Timing of Driver’s License Acquisition and Reasons for Delay among Young People in the United States, 2012

This study investigates the ages at which young people obtain driver’s licenses, as well as reasons for delaying licensure among those who do not obtain a license before turning 18.

August 2013 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Improving Parental Supervision of Novice Drivers Using an Evidence-Based Approach

This report describes the development of a training session developed for parents of new teenage drivers to help them to mentor and guide their teens effectively as they learn how to drive.

August 2013 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Graduated Driver Licensing Research Review, 2010 – Present

This report summarizes recent research on Graduated Driver Licensing for young novice drivers, highlighting the results of recent studies as well as questions still in need of further research.

November 2012 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Characteristics of Fatal Crashes Involving 16- and 17-Year-Old Drivers with Teenage Passengers

A companion study to Teen Driver Risk in Relation to Age and Number of Passengers, this study investigates the characteristics of teen driver crashes involving teenage passengers in the vehicle.

October 2012 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Teen Driver Risk in Relation to Age and Number of Passengers

This study investigates how teen drivers' crash risk changes when they are carrying passengers compared with driving by themselves in relation to the number of passengers in the car and the ages of the passengers.

May 2012 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Keeping Seniors Safe and Mobile – An Evaluation of a Local Drive Test Option

This research examines the crash rates of older drivers in the state of Iowa who were granted special restricted driver's licenses that only allowed driving in certain areas close to home.

April 2012 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Drivers

The research presented in this report investigates the prevalence and risk of various distracted driving behaviors among newly-licensed teenage drivers observed using in-vehicle video cameras.

March 2012 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF