Completed Projects

Road Safety

The report explores the development of supplementary risk maps that address safety issues of interest to the participating states, such as unbelted occupant, speed-related, alcohol-involved, roadway- and lane-departure, commercial-vehicle-involved, olderdriver, and young driver crashes. usRAP Phase II also developed a new road assessment protocol: performance tracking to monitor the changes in safety over time for specific roadway sections.

Senior Safety & Mobility

This study reports the results of a randomized controlled study of the impact of a driver training course, consisting of both classroom-based and behind-the-wheel instruction, on the driving skills and knowledge of senior drivers."


ESL programs are taught throughout the United States at public libraries, schools, community centers, colleges, universities, and elsewhere. Most students in beginning-level ESL classes are recent immigrants, often from countries with different traffic safety practices. In 1998, Congress provided funding for integrated English literacy and civics education services for recent immigrants and others with limited English-language proficiency. This project developed a traffic safety curriculum that can be incorporated into beginning ESL programs to increase safety belt and child restraint use among new immigrants who enroll in these programs. The curriculum was developed with assistance from the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas in collaboration with the Spring Institute of Denver Colorado.

Senior Safety & Mobility, Miscellaneous

This report analyzes the walking speeds of older and younger pedestrians in six communities and reports the results of simulation-based case studies that investigate whether traffic signals can allow more time for pedestrians to cross the street without causing great increases in delay for vehicles.

Senior Safety & Mobility

This report is a compilation project (report, website, PBS broadcast video) examining the transportation safety issues and solutions for seniors and their families who are considering cessation of driving.

Safety Culture

This report Is a collection of more that twenty research articles written by top experts in diverse fields including transportation, public health, public policy, psychology, and more, addressing what needs to be done to ignite and sustain serious national dialogue about traffic safety as an issue of importance commensurate with its impact on our society.

Safety Culture

this report assesses the impact of a law enacted in Saskatchewan, Canada, that allows police to suspend the license of a driver for a period of 24 hours if the driver has a blood alcohol concentration higher than .04 g/dL, even if the driver has not consumed enough alcohol to be arrested for DWI.

Teen Driver Safety

This study is examines the overall national impact of graduated driver licensing programs on fatal crashes and injury crashes of 16-year-old drivers.

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.

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.