Research

Self-Reported Risky Driving in Relation to Changes in Amount of Driving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Driver Behavior & Performance

Self-Reported Risky Driving in Relation to Changes in Amount of Driving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study examines the prevalence of self-reported risky driving behaviors of drivers who increased their driving during the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with those who reduced or did not change how much they drove.

February 2022 // Research Brief

Improving Roadside Responder Crash Data: Outcomes from an Expert Roundtable Discussion

Roadway Systems & Drivers

Improving Roadside Responder Crash Data: Outcomes from an Expert Roundtable Discussion

This brief highlights a roundtable discussion that sought to identify ways to improve data about the safety of incident response and emergency services personnel working on the side of the road. Recommendations are made based on information provided by the panel of experts.

December 2021 // Research Brief

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Older Drivers: Changes in Prevalence, Use, and Perceptions Over 3 Years of the AAA LongROAD Study

Vulnerable Road Users

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Older Drivers: Changes in Prevalence, Use, and Perceptions Over 3 Years of the AAA LongROAD Study

This study examines changes in the prevalence of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) among a large sample of older drivers, as well changes in how these drivers perceived and learned to use ADAS.

December 2021 // Research Brief

2020 Traffic Safety Culture Index

Driver Behavior & Performance

2020 Traffic Safety Culture Index

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.

October 2021 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Objective Driving Data in the LongROAD Study: An Overview of Changes to Data Collection Procedures from a Datalogger to a Travel App

Vulnerable Road Users

Objective Driving Data in the LongROAD Study: An Overview of Changes to Data Collection Procedures from a Datalogger to a Travel App

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

Travel in the United States Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Driver Behavior & Performance

Travel in the United States Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Expectations and Understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems among Drivers, Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Public Transit Riders

Emerging Technologies

Expectations and Understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems among Drivers, Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Public Transit Riders

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.

June 2021 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

New American Driving Survey: Updated Methodology and Results from July 2019 to June 2020

Driver Behavior & Performance

New American Driving Survey: Updated Methodology and Results from July 2019 to June 2020

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.

April 2021 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Users’ Trust in and Concerns about Automated Driving Systems

Emerging Technologies

Users’ Trust in and Concerns about Automated Driving Systems

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

Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes on Divided Highways

Driver Behavior & Performance

Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes on Divided Highways

This brief explores fatal wrong-way crashes and factors associated with these incidents.

March 2021 // Research Brief