Our new study of two national databases provides some of the latest details on older driver travel behaviors, automobility, and medication use.
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.
The sixth-annual Traffic Safety Culture Index provides the very latest survey data on the attitudes and behaviors of American motorists.
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.
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.
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.
A compendium of lessons learned from recent studies.
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.
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."
Distracted driving remains a significant and high-profile traffic safety concern, with cell phone use and text messaging among its most visible manifestations. This report presents the latest data on distracted driving from the 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index, and examines select findings of self-reported behaviors and attitudes in the Index concluding that distracted driving may simply be one manifestation of risk-prone driving more broadly.