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Drowsy Driving
11/2014

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.

Miscellaneous, Traffic Safety
11/2014

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

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving, Traffic Safety
10/2014

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.

Safety Culture, Miscellaneous, Traffic Safety
10/2014

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.

Road Safety, Miscellaneous, Traffic Safety
10/2014

Descriptive report provides the latest data on pedestrian deaths that occur on the Interstate Highway System.

Teen Driver Safety
9/2014

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.

Teen Driver Safety, Traffic Safety
8/2014

Examines teen driver violations of GDL provisions in 2 states to gain insight into enforcement of these restrictions.

Senior Safety & Mobility
7/2014

This report investigates several state laws and requirements pertaining to license renewal for older drivers, with the objective of determining whether and which such policies reduce fatal crash rates, and by how much.

Senior Safety & Mobility, Traffic Safety
4/2014

Our new study of two national databases provides some of the latest details on older driver travel behaviors, automobility, and medication use.

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