Emerging Technologies

Age-Related Differences in the Cognitive, Visual and Temporal Demands of In-Vehicle Information Systems

This research examines age-related differences in the visual, cognitive and temporal demands associated with common in-vehicle tasks using the native infotainment systems found in 6 model year 2018 vehicles.

July 2019 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Potential Impact of Driving Cessation for Rural and Urban Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines whether there are urban-rural differences in how older adults rate the potential impact that driving cessation would have on their lives.

July 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Detection Windows for Drugs in Oral Fluid: Cannabinoids, Stimulants, and Opioids

The objective of this research brief is to assess the literature on oral fluid detection times to address how long after a person uses a drug it can be detected in oral fluid, and what factors may influence detection times.

July 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

2018 Traffic Safety Culture Index

This annual Traffic Safety Culture Index (TSCI), a nationally representative survey, has been conducted to identify and assess key indicators regarding American drivers’ attitudes toward and behaviors regarding traffic safety, since 2008.

June 2019 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Association of Frailty with Driving Habits Among Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the association of frailty status with driving habits. If frailty is associated with driving habit outcomes, interventions targeted at preventing or reducing the symptoms of frailty may lead to improved mobility among older adults.

May 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Drug Evaluation and Classification: Review of the Program and Opportunities for Enhancement

The purpose of this project was to identify areas where potential modifications could be implemented to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program.

May 2019 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Roadway Systems & Drivers

Review of Current Practices for Setting Posted Speed Limits

The aim of this study is to investigate the current practice of how speed limits are set across the country and to understand how the process impacts the traffic environment and drivers’ behaviors.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Relationship Between Driving Habits and Health-Related Quality of Life: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines driving habits and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an older population. The health-related quality of life is important in understanding the mental, social and physical well-being of individuals.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Demographic Differences in Use of Alternate Transportation Among Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the types and number of alternate sources of transportation used by healthy, older drivers.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Patterns of Self-Reported Driving While Intoxicated Among Older Adults: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the prevalence of self-reported alcohol use and alcohol use while driving as well as sociodemographic, health and behavioral factors associated with alcohol use while driving.

April 2019 // Research Brief PDF