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Senior Safety & Mobility
3/2016

Falls in older adults are associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent motor vehicle crashes. Older adults who had fallen were 40% more likely to experience a subsequent motor vehicle crash than older adults who had not fallen. Additional studies are needed to clarify the relationships between falls, driving behaviors and driving safety among older adults.

Senior Safety & Mobility
3/2016

This systematic review assesses the evidence in the research literature on the association between three well-validated lower extremity physical functioning measures with driving outcomes in older adults.

Impaired Driving
3/2016

As part of a project funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, this document provides an overview of issues related to marijuana consumption, driving impairment and blood testing as well as the potential impacts of social and legal factors.

Safety Culture
2/2016

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 2008, the AAA Foundation conducted the first Traffic Safety Culture Index (TSCI), a nationally representative survey, to begin to assess a few key indicators of the degree to which traffic safety is valued and is being pursued. The 2015 TSCI report continues this groundbreaking work.

Miscellaneous, Traffic Safety
2/2016

This report investigates the possibilities of using embedded vehicle sensor technology to support identification of safety related defects to assist stakeholders with vehicle safety oversite.

Safety Culture
1/2016

This study investigated the number of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and
deaths that occurred in the United States in years 2010-2014 in relation to
weather conditions and roadway surface conditions.

Senior Safety & Mobility
12/2015

This report synthesizes the knowledge about older drivers and advanced in-vehicle technologies, focusing on three areas: use, perception, and outcomes.

Senior Safety & Mobility
12/2015

Findings from this report originate from an extensive synthesis of the literature on self-regulation of driving among older adults. The synthesis builds on earlier reviews of the literature by the authors, as well as extends literature findings on specific aspects self-regulation.

Safety Culture, Drowsy Driving
11/2015

Fatigue, or drowsiness, is known to degrade driving performance by slowing reaction time, impairing judgment and situational awareness, and increasing attentional lapses as well as the occurrence of microsleeps. The purpose of the present study was to provide updated estimates of the prevalence of selfreported drowsy driving using data from a nationally-representative survey of drivers conducted in 2015.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving
10/2015

This research represents the third phase of the Foundation’s comprehensive investigation into cognitive distraction, which shows that new hands-free technologies can mentally distract drivers even if their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel.

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