Fatigue, or drowsiness, is known to degrade driving performance by slowing reaction time, impairing judgment and situational awareness, and increasing attentional lapses as well as the occurrence of microsleeps. The purpose of the present study was to provide updated estimates of the prevalence of selfreported drowsy driving using data from a nationally-representative survey of drivers conducted in 2015.
This research represents the third phase of the Foundation’s comprehensive investigation into cognitive distraction, which shows that new hands-free technologies can mentally distract drivers even if their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel.
This research examines the impact of voice-based interactions using three different intelligent personal assistants (Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now for Android phones, and Microsoft’s Cortana) on the cognitive workload of the driver.
A synthesis of qualitative studies of older adults’ preferences concerning communication with their healthcare providers about driving, including driving safety and planning for future “driving retirement".
This systematic review assesses the evidence in the research literature on the consequences of driving cessation in older adults.
This project examined hundreds of actual crashes from a naturalistic driving database. The data allowed us to examine behaviors and potential contributing factors in the seconds leading up to the collision, and provided information not available in police reports.
This study investigates the changes and trends in the number of teenage drivers aged 15 – 19 involved in police-reported crashes each year for the 20-year period from 1994 through 2013.
AAA Foundation has commissioned a team of researchers at the Urban Institute to perform a survey to develop, pilot test, and implement a data collection system to collect these data at the national level on an ongoing basis, with a special focus on young drivers and senior drivers.That data collection system—the American Driving Survey—was launched on May 21, 2013 and is presently ongoing.
This research report establishes that recessions have differential impacts on driving behavior by decreasing the vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) of observably risky drivers, such as those over age 60, and by increasing the VMT of observably safer drivers.
In this study, we conducted a large-scale comprehensive examination of naturalistic data from thousands of actual crashes involving teenage drivers. The data allowed us to examine behaviors and potential contributing factors in the seconds leading up to the collision, and provided information not available inpolice reports.