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Safety Culture, Drowsy Driving, Miscellaneous
8/1998

Excessive sleepiness may result in an increased risk of a motor vehicle crash either
because the motorist falls asleep while driving or because he experiences reduced attention to road events and driving tasks due to fatigue/sleepiness.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving, Miscellaneous
7/1997

Mr. Chairman, members of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee, I am
David K. Willis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the AAA Foundation for
Traffic Safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a publicly supported,
charitable research and educational organization affiliated with the American
Automobile Association, a federation of 99 motor clubs serving more than 39
million motorists in the United States and Canada.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving, Miscellaneous
3/1997

In Massachusetts, Donald Graham, a 54-year-old bookkeeper, became
embroiled in a heated, ongoing traffic dispute with Michael Blodgett, 42, on
February 20, 1994.

Safety Culture
10/1996

In 1995, 543 people were killed while on foot on an Interstate highway. Pedestrian
fatalities on Interstates have claimed an average of 610 lives each year since
1989.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving
10/1996

Reports of violent traffic incidents have increased nearly 7 percent per year since
1990. "Yet this is only the small tip of a very large iceberg," says David K. Willis,
President of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Road Safety, Safety Culture
10/1995

Regardless of whether we consider fatal crashes recorded throughout the United
States or total crashes recorded in one state, it is clear that speeding is a serious
threat to the motoring public. In 1993, for example, some 53,343 drivers were
involved in fatal traffic crashes in the United States.

Teen Driver Safety
10/1995

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has sponsored a project to "reinvent" driver education into a format that reduces crashes by novice drivers.

Road Safety, Miscellaneous
2/1994

Roadway safety standards require that shoulders meet specifications for width and stability.

Teen Driver Safety, Safety Culture
5/1993

There is no question that 16-24 year olds are disproportionately high contributors to traffic accidents and fatalities. They are also the greatest loss group for automobile insurers.

Safety Culture, Drowsy Driving
2/1993

This study addresses two key questions regarding the causes of sleep-related accidents: 1) Can drivers anticipate sleep onset well enough to avoid sleep-related accidents? 2) How do drivers use physiological cues of sleepiness in making judgments regarding the riskiness of continued driving?

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