Driver Behavior & Performance

Effectiveness of Distracted Driving Countermeasures: A Review of the Literature

This research brief reviews the current scientific evidence concerning the effectiveness of existing and emerging countermeasures against distracted driving.

November 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Role of Driving Comfort in Self-Regulation among a Large Cohort of Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief examines the direct effects of driving comfort on self-regulation and the role of driving comfort combined with age, sex, and perceived abilities in predicting four of the most common self-regulatory driving situations: driving at night, during rush hour traff

November 2019 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Effect of Extending Graduated Driver Licensing to Older Novice Drivers in Indiana

On July 1, 2015, the state of Indiana extended key components of its Graduated Driver Licensing system, previously only applicable to newly-licensed drivers younger than 18, to all newly-licensed drivers under the age of 21. This study examines the crash rates of Indiana resident

October 2019 // Full Report PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Prevalence and Timing of Driver Licensing Among Young Adults, United States, 2019

A survey of young adults ages 18-24 finds that 41% licensed at or before age 16, and 60% before age 18. Factors associated with licensing at younger versus older ages are discussed.

October 2019 // Research Brief PDF

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