The level of safety for motorists on U.S. roads varies widely. Controlled-access
freeways, with no at-grade intersections or driveways, provide the highest level of safety
among road types.
This report describes the creation of Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Educational Materials for Spanish-Speaking Audiences and outlines the process of creating materials for speakers of Spanish, or adapting existing English-language materials to serve Spanish speakers.
In this reprot the AAA Foundation examines research on the effectiveness of various types of interventions to increase booster seat use.
To stimulate multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational thinking on traffic safety research issues, the AAAFTS, in cooperation with the FHWA and NHTSA, sponsored a planning workshop at AAAFTS in Washington, DC on October 11-12, 2005.
Injury prevention experts are interested in periodically monitoring occupant restraint use and misuse and then working to increase correct use.
In this report AAA Foundation discusses the dangers of road debris caused by unsecured loads, separated tires, and other vehicle-related sources, and estimates the number of crashes attributable to such debris each year.
For more recent statistics, please see the GAO 13-24 report
Improper steering in vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (ABS) can send the
vehicle veering dramatically out of control, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
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.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year up to 100,000 police-reported crashes (about 1.5% of all crashes) involve drowsiness or fatigue as a principal cause, injuring at least 71,000 people, and killing at least 1,500.
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