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

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Measuring Changes in Teenage Driver Crash Characteristics During the Early Months of Driving

In-depth examination of how rates of involvement in specific types of crashes change over time as new drivers gain experience, to improve our understanding of how driver education and graduated driver licensing systems could better prepare new drivers to drive independently.

September 2011 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Impact Speed and a Pedestrian’s Risk of Severe Injury or Death

This study examines how vehicle speed influences the probability that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle will sustain severe injuries or die.

September 2011 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

The Transition to Unsupervised Driving

This study examines data from in-vehicle cameras to investigate how the driving done by new teenage drivers differs during their first few months of independent driving versus when they had learner's permits and were driving under the supervision of their parents.

September 2011 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Measuring Changes in Teenage Driver Crash Characteristics During the Early Months of Driving

This study involved in-depth examination of how rates of involvement in specific types of crashes change over time as new drivers gain experience, to improve our understanding of how driver education and graduated driver licensing systems could better prepare new drivers.

September 2011 // Full Report PDF