Driver Behavior & Performance

Leveraging and Enhancing Alcohol Countermeasures to Reduce Drugged Driving

Two research briefs describe a project that solicited input from subject matter experts across the U.S. regarding the potential for alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures to be adapted as drugged or drug-impaired driving countermeasures.

September 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Discussions with Older Family Members about Safe Driving: Findings from the AAA LongROAD study

This research brief presents findings on the frequency of, and reasons for, older drivers having discussions with family members about safe driving.

August 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Emerging Technologies

Visual and Cognitive Demands of Using Apple CarPlay, Google’s Android Auto and Five Different OEM Infotainment Systems

This research examines the visual (eyes-off-road) and cognitive (mental) demand associated with common in-vehicle tasks including making a phone call, sending a text message, programming audio entertainment and programming navigation systems using Apple CarPlay, Google’s Androi

June 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Properly and Effectively Adjudicating Drugged Drivers: The Development of Online Curricula

In order to expand access to training in drugged driving adjudication, the AAA Foundation funded the development and production of online courses for judges and prosecutors.

June 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Orientation Sessions for Parents of Young Novice Drivers: An Assessment of U.S. Programs and Recommendations

Based on a review of existing programs and the available scientific literature, this project provides recommendations to enhance parent orientation sessions that are part of the teen driver training and licensing process.

May 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Development and Pilot Testing of the Driving Check-Up: Expanding the Continuum of Services Available to Assist Older Drivers

This report describes the development and initial pilot testing of the Driving Check-Up, a model program for a driving-school evaluation of driving knowledge and skills for older adults.

May 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

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

Hit-and-run crashes and fatalities rates have been increasing at an alarming rate.

April 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Advancing Drugged Driving Data at the State Level: State-by-State Assessment

This study assessed current policies and practices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as related to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s publication Advancing Drugged Driving Data at the State Level: Synthesis of Barriers and Expert Panel Recommendations (2016).

April 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Marijuana Use in Older Drivers in Colorado: A LongROAD Study

This research brief describes marijuana use and its relationship to self-reported driving outcomes among older drivers using baseline data from the Colorado cohort of the LongROAD study.

April 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Observed Maintenance, Damage, Technologies, and Adaptations among Vehicles of Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

Using baseline data from the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study, this research brief describes general vehicle information, maintenance, damage, and presence of in-vehicle advanced technologies and aftermarket adaptations.

April 2018 // Research Brief PDF