• February 18th, 2022

Objective: Automatic emergency braking (AEB) that detects pedestrians has great potential to reduce pedestrian crashes. The objective of this study was to examine its effects on real-world police-reported crashes. Methods: Two methods were used to assess the effects of pedestrian-detecting AEB on pedestrian crash risk. Vehicles with and without the system were examined on models […]

  • January 14th, 2021

Front automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have greater potential to save lives, but rear AEB is saving drivers the hassle and expense of many a fender bender, an updated analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows. Rear AEB was the standout feature in HLDI’s annual compilation of its research on the impact of […]

  • November 20th, 2020

Drivers fidget with electronics and take both hands off the wheel more often as they develop trust in automated systems, new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab shows. To investigate how experience with automation affects driver disengagement, the researchers studied the driving behavior of 20 Massachusetts-based […]

  • May 21st, 2020

Driverless cars aren’t here yet. More vehicles are incorporating a degree of automation with technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane centering, but the driver will continue to share driving responsibilities for the foreseeable future. In theory, fully automated driving could eliminate the vast majority of crashes, but that level of automation won’t be parked […]

  • April 17th, 2020

Traffic Safety Community Urges Safer Driving During Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flout traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. […]

  • April 15th, 2020

This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]

  • April 13th, 2020

Dear Traffic Safety Community, On behalf of GHSA, I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe during these uncertain times. Many traffic safety organizations have canceled or postponed a number of in-person meetings this spring and summer in response to coronavirus-related travel restrictions and health concerns. The continued ambiguity surrounding how soon […]

  • August 5th, 2019

Advanced driver assistance systems have the potential to improve safety, but as they become increasingly sophisticated there is a growing risk for drivers to misunderstand their functionalities and limitations. Level 2 driving automation features, such as adaptive cruise control (ACC) combined with lane centering, primarily communicate their operating statuses to the driver through the instrument […]

  • August 5th, 2019

Automobile manufacturers are developing increasingly sophisticated driving automation systems. Currently, the highest level of automation that is available on the market is SAE Level 2, which provides sustained assistance for both lateral and longitudinal vehicle control functions. Level 2 systems exist under a variety of brand names. The brand name is one piece of information […]

  • January 24th, 2019

Statement for attribution to Governors Highway Safety Association Director of Policy and Government Relations Russ Martin WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) thanks the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for conducting ongoing research to better understand the prevalence of distracted driving and its role in traffic crashes. IIHS’ study validates what all drivers  see […]