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Researcher

Brian Tefft

Senior Researcher, Traffic Research Group

Biography

Brian Tefft joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2006. He conducts and manages research on a wide variety of traffic safety issues including driver distraction, drowsiness, and impairment; teenage drivers; pedestrian safety; and driver understanding of new vehicle technologies. His research has been published in scientific journals including Accident Analysis & Prevention, Journal of Safety Research, ITE Journal and others. Tefft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University.

Publications

Accident Analysis & Prevention

Comparison of older and younger novice driver crash rates: Informing the need for extending Graduated Driver Licensing restrictions

2017

ITE Journal

Impact of Drivers’ Attitudes, Decisions, and Behaviors on Traffic Safety

2017

Driver Behavior & Performance

Rates of Motor Vehicle Crashes, Injuries and Deaths in Relation to Driver Age, United States, 2014-2015

December 2017 // Research Brief

Driver Behavior & Performance

Acute Sleep Deprivation and Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash Involvement

December 2017 // Technical Report with Fact Sheet

Driver Behavior & Performance

American Driving Survey: 2014 – 2015

December 2017 // Technical Report with Fact Sheet