Since 2006, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has been sponsoring research to better understand traffic safety culture. The Foundation’s long-term term vision is to create a “social climate in which traffic safety is highly valued and rigorously pursued.”
In 2014, sampling was expanded to allow for reporting at the state level for 24 states, which cover 80 percent of the U.S. population.
The purpose of the research reported here was to examine the extent and nature of the variability in driving behaviors and safety-related attitudes among drivers ages 65-69, 70-74, and 75+, using data from the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index survey.
This study updates an earlier 1999 - 2008 study with data from years 2009 – 2013. Crash rates due to drowsy driving during this period are higher than official government statistics suggest.
Although fog and smoke are understood to create challenging driving conditions for motorists, surprisingly little research has been conducted on the characteristics of fog- and smoke-related crashes, and on the prevalence of such crashes in overall national highway safety statistics. This report illustrates the scope of the problem by presenting 23 years of national data on fatal crashes involving fog and smoke, and 19 years of police-reported crash data pertaining to these conditions
This multi-part study of novice drivers examines the influence that age at initial licensure has on crash rates
Utilizes the mental workload rating system and scale published in part 1 (June 2013) to explore the cognitive distraction caused by additional tasks, technologies, and -- for the first time -- proprietary systems.
Click on the title above to see our Vehcile Technology Safety Ratings pages, including links to the final report, infographic matrix, and FAQ section for seven different in-car safety technologies.
Descriptive report provides the latest data on pedestrian deaths that occur on the Interstate Highway System.
This report examines driver education programs in two jurisdictions in order to better understand whether and to what extent they have a positive effect on teen driver safety.
Examines teen driver violations of GDL provisions in 2 states to gain insight into enforcement of these restrictions.
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