The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts research with a focus toward creating a social climate where traffic safety is highly valued and rigorously pursed. The 2012 Traffic Safety Culture Index found that finds that 96% of drivers consider it to be unacceptable for someone to drive when they are so sleepy that they have a hard time keeping their eyes open.
The study found, drivers of all ages experienced decreases in all three crash rates -- crashes per population, crashes per driver, and crashes per mile driver -- over the study periods.
The data presented in this report can help states identify remaining targets of opportunity to prevent fatal crashes that involve teenage drivers with teenage passengers through refinements to their graduated driver licensing programs.
This report summarizes the results of a study of supplementary driver training, conducted by Dunlap and Associates, Inc. for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Although the overall number of teen driver fatalities has decreased substantially over the past several years, carrying young passengers is still a significant risk factor for young drivers. In contrast, carrying adult passengers significantly reduces the risks of crash involvement.
This April 1, the AAA Foundation wants to make sure no motorists get "fooled" into believing these commonly-held, yet totally debunked, traffic safety myths!
AAA Foundation study shows drivers with special license have lower crash rate than general population
Although the overall number of teen driver fatalities has decreased substantially over the past several years, carrying young passengers is still a significant risk factor for young drivers.
The Foundation's annual Traffic Safety Culture Index continues to reveal that drivers have a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude behind the wheel.
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