According to recent research from the Texas Transportation Institute, congestion
in most of the United States’ major urban areas is on the rise (1). The average
driver spent 19 hours stuck in traffic in 1982, but 33 hours stuck in traffic in 1993.
Collisions with animals, particularly deer, represent more than four percent of all
crashes in the United States and killed 111 people in 1995 according to data
from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Accident
Reporting System (FARS), so the Foundation decided to look into this issue
This report discusses results of a literature review and pilot study on how to prevent
aggressive driving and road rage.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety commissioned Roper Starch Wordwide to conduct a study among drivers in the general public to determine the extent of their knowledge of various tire safety issues, as well as how they maintain the condition of their vehicle's tires
This article examines bicycle use and safety behavior in Paris, Boston, and Amsterdam. Population-adjusted bicycle and passenger car death rates in France, the United States, and the Netherlands provide context for understanding bicycle use and safety behavior.
Waking after a long sleep, a modern day Rip Van Winkle would be amazed at the
skaters and skateboarders whizzing by on streets, sidewalks, and bicycle paths.
Excessive sleepiness may result in an increased risk of a motor vehicle crash either
because the motorist falls asleep while driving or because he experiences reduced attention to road events and driving tasks due to fatigue/sleepiness.
Mr. Chairman, members of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, I am
David K. Willis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the AAA Foundation for
Traffic Safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a publicly supported,
charitable research and educational organization affiliated with the American
Automobile Association, a federation of 99 motor clubs serving more than 39
million motorists in the United States and Canada.
In Massachusetts, Donald Graham, a 54-year-old bookkeeper, became
embroiled in a heated, ongoing traffic dispute with Michael Blodgett, 42, on
February 20, 1994.
Reports of violent traffic incidents have increased nearly 7 percent per year since
1990. "Yet this is only the small tip of a very large iceberg," says David K. Willis,
President of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
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