Completed Projects

Safety Culture, Miscellaneous

Waking after a long sleep, a modern day Rip Van Winkle would be amazed at the
skaters and skateboarders whizzing by on streets, sidewalks, and bicycle paths.

Safety Culture, Drowsy Driving, Miscellaneous

Excessive sleepiness may result in an increased risk of a motor vehicle crash either
because the motorist falls asleep while driving or because he experiences reduced attention to road events and driving tasks due to fatigue/sleepiness.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving, Miscellaneous

Mr. Chairman, members of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, I am
David K. Willis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the AAA Foundation for
Traffic Safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a publicly supported,
charitable research and educational organization affiliated with the American
Automobile Association, a federation of 99 motor clubs serving more than 39
million motorists in the United States and Canada.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving, Miscellaneous

In Massachusetts, Donald Graham, a 54-year-old bookkeeper, became
embroiled in a heated, ongoing traffic dispute with Michael Blodgett, 42, on
February 20, 1994.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving

Reports of violent traffic incidents have increased nearly 7 percent per year since
1990. "Yet this is only the small tip of a very large iceberg," says David K. Willis,
President of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Safety Culture

In 1995, 543 people were killed while on foot on an Interstate highway. Pedestrian
fatalities on Interstates have claimed an average of 610 lives each year since

Road Safety, Safety Culture

Regardless of whether we consider fatal crashes recorded throughout the United
States or total crashes recorded in one state, it is clear that speeding is a serious
threat to the motoring public. In 1993, for example, some 53,343 drivers were
involved in fatal traffic crashes in the United States.

Teen Driver Safety

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has sponsored a project to "reinvent" driver education into a format that reduces crashes by novice drivers.

Road Safety, Miscellaneous

Roadway safety standards require that shoulders meet specifications for width and stability.

Teen Driver Safety, Safety Culture

There is no question that 16-24 year olds are disproportionately high contributors to traffic accidents and fatalities. They are also the greatest loss group for automobile insurers.