Completed Projects

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Road Safety
5/2010

Risk mapping methodology from Phase II has been applied to four additional states: Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Utah. Supplementary risk maps for Michigan have also been developed as part of Phase III and Phase III has included a validation study of the star rating protocol utilizing data from Iowa and Washington.

Teen Driver Safety
2/2010

New Jersey possesses one of the strictest GDL implementations in the country. A cursory examination of New Jersey's teen crash risk showed promising results, necessitating a more in-depth examination to determine the true impact of its GDL laws. The study revealed significant reductions in crashes, injuries and deaths among 17 and 18-year olds, indicating New Jersey may indeed be a good model for other states to follow.

Safety Culture
11/2009

As traffic safety professionals, losing even one life is unacceptable but losing one life every fourteen minutes in outrageous.

Senior Safety & Mobility
8/2009

Using a cross-sectional survey this project provided information regarding senior drivers knowledge of the potential impact that prescription and over the counter medication use has on their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This study yielded new information about knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors of people age 55 and over with respect to medications and driving.

Safety Culture
7/2009

This report is a follow up to the 2008 Traffic Safety Culture Index, a nationally representative survey to evaluate driver behavior and attitudes on the road asentative telephone survey which assesses a few key indicators of the degree to which traffic safety is valued and is being pursued.

Senior Safety & Mobility
6/2009

In 2006 the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) identified Senior Safety and Mobility as a priority research area.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving
4/2009

The Foundation's report finds that aggressive driving is a factor in up to 56% of deadly vehicle crashes. Motorists are concerned with others’ aggressive driving while many are guilty themselves.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving, Traffic Safety
12/2008

A growing body of research suggests that using a mobile telephone while driving increases a driver’s risk of being involved in a crash.

Senior Safety & Mobility
11/2008

Several studies analyzing driver death rates in relation to age have shown that driver death rates form a “U-shaped” curve wherein young drivers have high death rates, the rates decrease through young adulthood, level off in middle age, and increase to their highest levels at the oldest ages (e.g., Evans 2000; Williams & Shabanova, 2003;

Senior Safety & Mobility
10/2008

A Missouri state law helps prevent unsafe drivers from continuing to drive and could serve as a model law for the rest of the country.

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