Drunk drivers continue to plague American highways. They crash, they injure,
and they kill. In 2000, 16,653 traffic fatalities — 40 percent of all highway deaths —
involved at least one drinking driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
This report summarizes a study that explored the content and availability of child
passenger safety educational materials targeted at lay audiences in the United States,
and identified gaps in the available materials.
Driving an automobile is primarily a visual task, and vision contributes as much as 90 percent of the information needed to drive (Alexander and Lunenfeld 1990).
This report analyzed data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation to assess the frequency with which various potential distractions contributed to crashes.
Injuries from inline skating have risen sharply in many cities around the world. To understand risk-taking behavior and safety practices associated with urban inline
skating, 2,210 outdoor skaters were observed in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1999 and 2000, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a research program to identify barriers to analysis of large truck safety experience in the United States. The primary focus was on so-called Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs) - the "doubles" and "triples" running on major highways throughout the country.
This report “Unlicensed to Kill,” was name after an article that appeard in the June 13, 1994 issue of Time magazine.
This paper is about street skating, also known as skating for transportation.
Urbanization, the spread of pavement, and major advances in skate design now
make it possible to skate for many purposes beyond recreation.
A number of approaches have been taken to studying the role of drowsiness in motor vehicle crashes and the characteristics of drivers involved in such crashes.
- Media Center