Vulnerable Road Users

Medication Use in Older Adult Drivers: AAA LongRoad Study

This research brief examines the amount and types of medications used by older drivers. Many of these medications have been associated with increased crash risk.

November 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Prevalence of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Drivers: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief asses the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older adults that is associated with high levels morbidity, mortality and health care expenditures.

November 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

The Relationship Between Visual Abilities and Driving Habits Among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

This research brief assesses driving habits related to visual function using objective measures of driving amongst older driver participants in the LongROAD study.

October 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Vulnerable Road Users

Assessing Fatality Rates in Crash Involvement for Motorists and Non-Motorists in Teen Driver Crashes by Risk Factor

This research brief presents findings from the 2016 FARS and CRSS database assessing the rate of fatalities for different individuals, and different risk factors involved in a teen driver crash

October 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Driver Behavior & Performance

Countermeasures Against Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug-Impaired Driving

This report describes prescription and over-the-counter countermeasures related to pharmacy and medical; data recording and toxicology; law enforcement and judicial; and education and advertising.

October 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

Emerging Technologies

Potential Reduction in Crashes, Injuries and Deaths from Large-Scale Deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

A synthesis of existing research on the potential safety benefits of selected Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) providing new estimates of the numbers of crashes, injuries, and deaths that such systems could potentially help prevent.

September 2018 // Research Brief PDF

Emerging Technologies

Vehicle Owners’ Experiences with and Reactions to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

This report presents the results of a survey of over 1,200 owners of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The data reflects owners’ opinions about, understanding of, and experiences with the ADAS technologies.

September 2018 // Full Report PDF // Fact Sheet PDF

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