Distracted driving is one of the riskiest behaviors any driver can undertake.
Previous studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that approximately one in five fatal crashes involved an unlicensed or invalidly licensed driver.
This report summarizes the results of a study of online basic driver education, conducted by Dunlap and Associates, Inc. for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This report is part of the Large-scale Evaluation of Driver Education Project being conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation and Northport Associates for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
This study presents new estimates of the prevalence of drowsy drivers on U.S. roads using data from a nationally-representative survey of drivers, and examines the role of drowsy driving in a nationally-representative sample of crashes.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In an effort to reduce crashes and fatalities among young drivers, nearly all states have implemented graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems.
This annual survey of driver behavior and attitudes toward safety on the roads continues to show that drivers can improve their habits behind the wheel.
Risk mapping methodology from Phase II has been applied to four additional states: Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Utah. Supplementary risk maps for Michigan have also been developed as part of Phase III and Phase III has included a validation study of the star rating protocol utilizing data from Iowa and Washington.
New Jersey possesses one of the strictest GDL implementations in the country. A cursory examination of New Jersey's teen crash risk showed promising results, necessitating a more in-depth examination to determine the true impact of its GDL laws. The study revealed significant reductions in crashes, injuries and deaths among 17 and 18-year olds, indicating New Jersey may indeed be a good model for other states to follow.
As traffic safety professionals, losing even one life is unacceptable but losing one life every fourteen minutes in outrageous.
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