Completed Projects

Teen Driver Safety, Traffic Safety

Examines teen driver violations of GDL provisions in 2 states to gain insight into enforcement of these restrictions.

Senior Safety & Mobility

This report investigates several state laws and requirements pertaining to license renewal for older drivers, with the objective of determining whether and which such policies reduce fatal crash rates, and by how much.

Senior Safety & Mobility, Traffic Safety

Our new study of two national databases provides some of the latest details on older driver travel behaviors, automobility, and medication use.

Child Passenger Safety, Miscellaneous, Traffic Safety

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.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving, Drowsy Driving

The sixth-annual Traffic Safety Culture Index provides the very latest survey data on the attitudes and behaviors of American motorists.

Teen Driver Safety

Part IV in a series of studies, conducted at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, of novice teen drivers. This report provides an overview of a training session developed for parents, that aims to improve parent "coaching" of their teen drivers.

Teen Driver Safety

This study investigated the ages at which young people obtain driver’s licenses, as well as reasons for delaying licensure among those who did not obtain a license before turning 18.

Safety Culture, Traffic Safety

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.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving, Traffic Safety

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.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving, Traffic Safety

A compendium of lessons learned from recent studies.