Completed Projects

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Senior Safety & Mobility
10/2008

A Missouri state law helps prevent unsafe drivers from continuing to drive and could serve as a model law for the rest of the country.

Senior Safety & Mobility
9/2008

This study surveyed thousands of drivers, a large proportion of whom are seniors, to gain insight into their understanding, acceptance, and use of four specific relatively newer in-vehicle technologies.

Senior Safety & Mobility
6/2008

The AAA Foundation hosted a workshop of experts in the field to: (1) Synthesize the present state of knowledge regarding the identification and screening of and interventions for high-risk drivers as it relates to the ability of aging drivers to continue to drive safely; (2) Develop a consensus-based set of recommendations; and (3) Identify the most important knowledge gaps and research needs related to older driver safety.

Senior Safety & Mobility
6/2008

As a follow-up to the License Policy workshop, the Foundation began work on a project documenting North American driver's license agency approaches for improving safety for older and medically at-risk drivers. The project surveyed state and provincial licensing officials to obtain updated information on current policies and practices. Additional detail was gathered on promising or innovative programs and activities that might be replicated elsewhere. Both the policies/practices and noteworthy initiatives are summarized in a searchable online database for use by driver licensing officials, policy makers, aging services providers, researchers, and media personnel, as well as older adults and their families.

Senior Safety & Mobility
10/2007

This study reports the results of a randomized controlled study of the impact of a driver training course, consisting of both classroom-based and behind-the-wheel instruction, on the driving skills and knowledge of senior drivers."

Senior Safety & Mobility, Miscellaneous
7/2007

This report analyzes the walking speeds of older and younger pedestrians in six communities and reports the results of simulation-based case studies that investigate whether traffic signals can allow more time for pedestrians to cross the street without causing great increases in delay for vehicles.

Senior Safety & Mobility
5/2007

This report is a compilation project (report, website, PBS broadcast video) examining the transportation safety issues and solutions for seniors and their families who are considering cessation of driving.

Senior Safety & Mobility
2/2004

AAA Foundation report investigates the factors leading to the crashes of older drivers, by analyzing 25 years of data on crashes in the state of Texas.

Senior Safety & Mobility
5/2002

The Supplemental Transportation Program for Seniors project was initiated in 2000 by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a philanthropic foundation in Washington DC, and the Beverly Foundation, a private foundation in Pasadena, California.

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