Completed Projects

Teen Driver Safety

New Jersey possesses one of the strictest GDL implementations in the country. A cursory examination of New Jersey's teen crash risk showed promising results, necessitating a more in-depth examination to determine the true impact of its GDL laws. The study revealed significant reductions in crashes, injuries and deaths among 17 and 18-year olds, indicating New Jersey may indeed be a good model for other states to follow.

Safety Culture

As traffic safety professionals, losing even one life is unacceptable but losing one life every fourteen minutes in outrageous.

Senior Safety & Mobility

Using a cross-sectional survey this project provided information regarding senior drivers knowledge of the potential impact that prescription and over the counter medication use has on their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This study yielded new information about knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors of people age 55 and over with respect to medications and driving.

Safety Culture

This report is a follow up to the 2008 Traffic Safety Culture Index, a nationally representative survey to evaluate driver behavior and attitudes on the road asentative telephone survey which assesses a few key indicators of the degree to which traffic safety is valued and is being pursued.

Senior Safety & Mobility

In 2006 the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) identified Senior Safety and Mobility as a priority research area.

Safety Culture, Aggressive Driving

The Foundation's report finds that aggressive driving is a factor in up to 56% of deadly vehicle crashes. Motorists are concerned with others’ aggressive driving while many are guilty themselves.

Safety Culture, Distracted Driving, Traffic Safety

A growing body of research suggests that using a mobile telephone while driving increases a driver’s risk of being involved in a crash.

Senior Safety & Mobility

Several studies analyzing driver death rates in relation to age have shown that driver death rates form a “U-shaped” curve wherein young drivers have high death rates, the rates decrease through young adulthood, level off in middle age, and increase to their highest levels at the oldest ages (e.g., Evans 2000; Williams & Shabanova, 2003;

Senior Safety & Mobility

A Missouri state law helps prevent unsafe drivers from continuing to drive and could serve as a model law for the rest of the country.

Senior Safety & Mobility

This study surveyed thousands of drivers, a large proportion of whom are seniors, to gain insight into their understanding, acceptance, and use of four specific relatively newer in-vehicle technologies.