Completed Projects

Safety Culture

This study analyses in-depth real-world driving data collected under a major study by Virginia Tech and the U.S. Department of Transportation, to assess the relative risk associated with various driver behaviors.

Impaired Driving, Miscellaneous

This report provides background information on alcohol-related injury, screening, and interventions, and describes a project to increase alcohol screening of patients by emergency physicians.

Teen Driver Safety

The Foundation developed this three-volume set of guidelines for conducting thorough evaluations of driver education programs for beginning drivers.

Teen Driver Safety

This document, "Evaluating Driver Education Programs: Management Overview," provides an introduction to evaluating driver education programs.

Road Safety

This AAA Foundation report examines the prevalence of pavement edge drop-off—a condition in which the shoulder or the edge of the road is lower than the paved travel lane—in several states, and also surveys state practices for monitoring and repairing drop-off, and assesses the relationship between drop-off depth and crash risk. The report also includes recommendations from the project’s advisory panel of experts and stakeholders.

Teen Driver Safety, Safety Culture

This study examines the experiences and crash patterns of newly-licensed teenage drivers in three jurisdictions with differing graduated driver licensing programs.

Road Safety, Safety Culture, Miscellaneous

The level of safety for motorists on U.S. roads varies widely. Controlled-access
freeways, with no at-grade intersections or driveways, provide the highest level of safety
among road types.


This report describes the creation of Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Educational Materials for Spanish-Speaking Audiences and outlines the process of creating materials for speakers of Spanish, or adapting existing English-language materials to serve Spanish speakers.

Child Passenger Safety

In this reprot the AAA Foundation examines research on the effectiveness of various types of interventions to increase booster seat use.

Traffic Safety

To stimulate multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational thinking on traffic safety research issues, the AAAFTS, in cooperation with the FHWA and NHTSA, sponsored a planning workshop at AAAFTS in Washington, DC on October 11-12, 2005.