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

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Parents, Teens, and the Learner Stage of Graduated Driver Licensing

This report documents a unique study that involved surveying parents and placing cameras in their vehicles to investigate how parents went about supervising their teens' practice driving during the learner-permit stage of the licensing process.

October 2010 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Evaluation of New Jersey’s Graduated Driver Licensing System

This study examines the impact of New Jersey's Graduated Driver Licensing system on the crash involvement rates of teenage drivers in the state.

February 2010 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Older Adults’ Knowledge About Medications That Can Impact Driving

This report describes a survey of Alabama residents ages 55 and older, examining their self-reported use of prescription and over-the-counter medications and their knowledge of whether any of their medications might have the potential to impair their ability to drive safely.

August 2009 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Medical Fitness to Drive and a Voluntary State Reporting Law

This study examines the impact of a new law in the state of Missouri that created a mechanism for concerned healthcare providers, law enforcement officers, family members, and others to report concerns about a person's medical fitness to drive to the state licensing agency.

October 2008 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF