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Brian Tefft

Senior Researcher, Traffic Research Group


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.


External Publication

Acute sleep deprivation and culpable motor vehicle crash involvement

2018 // Sleep

Driver Behavior & Performance

Hit-and-Run Crashes: Prevalence, Contributing Factors and Countermeasures

April 2018 // Research Brief

Driver Behavior & Performance

Prevalence of Drowsy Driving Crashes: Estimates from a Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study

February 2018 // Research Brief

Driver Behavior & Performance

American Driving Survey, 2015 – 2016

January 2018 // Research Brief

External Publication

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

2017 // Accident Analysis & Prevention