Although fog and smoke are understood to create challenging driving conditions for motorists, surprisingly little research has been conducted on the characteristics of fog- and smoke-related crashes, and on the prevalence of such crashes in overall national highway safety statistics. This report illustrates the scope of the problem by presenting 23 years of national data on fatal crashes involving fog and smoke, and 19 years of police-reported crash data pertaining to these conditions
This multi-part study of novice drivers examines the influence that age at initial licensure has on crash rates
Utilizes the mental workload rating system and scale published in part 1 (June 2013) to explore the cognitive distraction caused by additional tasks, technologies, and -- for the first time -- proprietary systems.
Click on the title above to see our Vehcile Technology Safety Ratings pages, including links to the final report, infographic matrix, and FAQ section for seven different in-car safety technologies.
Descriptive report provides the latest data on pedestrian deaths that occur on the Interstate Highway System.
This report examines driver education programs in two jurisdictions in order to better understand whether and to what extent they have a positive effect on teen driver safety.
Examines teen driver violations of GDL provisions in 2 states to gain insight into enforcement of these restrictions.
This report investigates several state laws and requirements pertaining to license renewal for older drivers, with the objective of determining whether and which such policies reduce fatal crash rates, and by how much.
Our new study of two national databases provides some of the latest details on older driver travel behaviors, automobility, and medication use.
These reports examine the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) systems in vehicles, with the goal of reducing child passenger deaths and injuries by improving LATCH ease of use and effectiveness.
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