The 2020 iteration of the annual Traffic Safety Culture Index survey provides insights on public engagement in unsafe driving behaviors and related attitudes and perceptions in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic relative to previous years.
This research brief describes changes to the procedures for collection of objective driving data in the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) Study.
September 2021 // Research Brief
This research brief aims to quantify month-to-month changes in average daily travel from July 2019 through December 2020 using data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s New American Driving Survey.
July 2021 // Research Brief
The current study examines the perceptions, understanding and expectations of other road users (bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders) regarding current advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), as well as more highly automated future technologies.
The New American Driving Survey collects and examines national-level data on the driving habits and patterns of the American public, in response to the need for driving exposure information in quantifying traffic risks.
This brief examines people’s trust and potential adoption of automated vehicles (AVs). It also assesses how people’s concerns about different levels of AVs differ in relation to their degree of trust in AVs to prevent crashes.
April 2021 // Research Brief
This brief explores fatal wrong-way crashes and factors associated with these incidents.
March 2021 // Research Brief
This research brief describes the pilot testing, related lessons learned, and barriers encountered in the development and implementation of a sentinel surveillance system for drug use by drivers in crashes.
This project proposes a framework for identifying and predicting operator errors when using advanced vehicle technology, such as active driving assistance systems. This research also examined the reporting of system limitations by automobile manufacturers.
This study examines how vehicle crashworthiness and occupant protection degrade as impact speeds increase. The results and implications in this report provide valuable information for those who advocate for safety considerations when setting maximum posted speed limits.