Traffic Safety

Evaluating LATCH System Ease of Use and Key Features in New Vehicles

These reports examine the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) systems in vehicles, with the goal of reducing child passenger deaths and injuries by improving LATCH ease of use and effectiveness.

Temporal Trends in Indicators of Traffic Safety Culture among Drivers in the United States, 2009-2012

A discussion of the trends observed in the nation's traffic safety culture over the past four years, based on the findings from our most recent surveys of the American public.

Measuring Cognitive Distractions

In this landmark study of distracted driving, the AAA Foundation challenges the notion that drivers are safe and attentive as long as their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel. Using cutting-edge methods for measuring brain activity and assessing indicators of driving performance, this research examines the mind of the driver, and highlights the mental distractions caused by a variety of tasks that may be performed behind the wheel.

2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index

For the fifth consecutive year the Foundation has conducted a national survey of driver attitudes and behaviors. As in previous years, the Index highlights aspects of the current traffic safety culture that might be characterized as a culture of indifference, where drivers effectively say "do as I say, not as I do."

Motor Vehicle Crashes, Injuries, and Deaths in Relation to Driver Age

The study found, drivers of all ages experienced decreases in all three crash rates -- crashes per population, crashes per driver, and crashes per mile driver -- over the study periods.

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