Completed Projects

Road Safety, Miscellaneous

Improper steering in vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (ABS) can send the
vehicle veering dramatically out of control, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
has found.

Senior Safety & Mobility

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.

Safety Culture, Drowsy Driving

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.

Road Safety

This report describes an evaluation of converging chevron pavement markings in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving

In this study, in-vehicle cameras were used to record the driving of 70 study participants to analyze what distractions drivers face and how frequently they engage in distracting tasks.

Safety Culture

This study is a follow-up to a previous AAA Foundation study that found that one in five fatal crashes involve at least one driver who did not have a valid license, this study examines the practices of several states for addressing the issue of unlicensed drivers.

Traffic Safety

This report reviews the existing literature on DWI screening procedures and instruments for evaluating drunk-driving offenders and provides an inventory of procedures and instruments that state court systems report they are currently using.

Road Safety, Safety Culture, Impaired Driving

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.

Senior Safety & Mobility

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.