Search Results for drowsy driving

Aaron Benson

Associate Researcher, Research Team 5

Aaron Benson joined the Foundation in August 2017. He received his master’s degree in human factors from George Mason University. Previously, he worked as a research assistant for Leidos, supporting…

Brian C. Tefft

Senior Researcher, Research Team 2

Brian Tefft joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2006. He conducts and manages research on a wide variety of traffic safety issues including driver distraction, drowsiness, and impairment;…

Brian R. W. Baucom

Brian R. W. Baucom,

C. Y. David Yang

Executive Director

Dr. C. Y. David Yang became the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s executive director in October 2016. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation and private consulting firms.…

Christy Smith


Joanne But

Program Coordinator, Mission Support Team

Joanne But is the Foundation’s program coordinator. She serves as the liaison and first point of contact for AAA National and AAA clubs. Additionally, she coordinates current and upcoming research…

Leon Villavicencio

Researcher, Research Team 4

Leon Villavicencio joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety as an analyst in August 2017. Previously, he was part of a first responder epidemiology fellowship (FiRE Fellows) supporting federal fire…

Lindsay Arnold

Researcher, Research Team 4

Lindsay Arnold conducts research on issues including substance-impaired driving and vulnerable road users. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, she served as a public health fellow in the National…

Patrice Davis

Records and Database Specialist, Mission Support Team

As Foundation’s records and database specialist, Patrice Davis is responsible for developing and maintaining electronic databases for technical and other records/files, assisting technical staff with research activities, tracking financial contributions,…

Robert D. Foss

Robert D. Foss,

Tara Kelley-Baker

Group Leader, SELECT

William J. Horrey

Technical Director, Research Team 1

Dr. William J. Horrey joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in August 2017 as the traffic research group leader. An experienced human factors professional, Dr. Horrey has led or…

Woon Kim

Senior Researcher, Research Team 2

Dr. Woon Kim joined the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in April 2017 as a senior analyst in the data and information group. Previously, she was a safety data manager…

Driver Behavior & Performance

Driver Behavior & Performance

The Prevalence and Impact of Drowsy Driving

...Many traffic researchers believe drowsy driving has been under-reported and underestimated. The Study This report presents new estimates of the prevalence of drowsy driving on the roads and of the...

November 2010 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Vulnerable Road Users

Distracted Driving Behaviors and Beliefs among Older Adults: A LongROAD Analysis of the Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety Study capable when driving, and using a handsfree phone were associated with greater frequency of distracted-driving behavior. Distracted driving puts the driver and passengers at risk. More than a quarter...

September 2017 // Research Brief

Driver Behavior & Performance

Driver Behavior & Performance

2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index: Motorists Admit to Driving Drowsy

...Other key findings regarding drowsy driving include: Eight out of ten (80%) people view other drivers driving while drowsy as a serious threat to their own personal safety and a...

December 2012 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Vulnerable Road Users

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Related Driving Reduction Among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

...driving reduction in older adults of both genders. Low confidence in driving ability, coupled with musculoskeletal condition diagnosis, might cause premature driving reduction for women. Conversely, overconfidence in driving ability...

November 2017 // Research Brief

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

Older American Drivers and Traffic Safety Culture: A LongROAD Study

...of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or both, as well as drowsy driving. Key Findings – Engagement in Unsafe Behaviors Self-reported behavior behind the wheel in the past...

November 2014 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet

Instructor teaching driver lessons

Vulnerable Road Users

Orientation Sessions for Parents of Young Novice Drivers: An Assessment of U.S. Programs and Recommendations

Introduction The role of parents in the licensing process has expanded greatly since the arrival of graduated driver licensing (GDL). Lengthy learner stages, supervised hours requirements and driving restrictions have...

May 2018 // Technical Report // Fact Sheet