Summarized in this report are the major national-level results of the Foundation’s 10th annual Traffic Safety Culture Index.
Tag: Traffic Safety Studies
This fact sheet contains information on fatal motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). FARS is a census of fatal crashes in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico is not included in U.S. totals). Crash and injury statistics are based on […]
Yellowhammernews: We’ve all been there. You’re driving down the interstate and suddenly come up on someone who’s going much slower than you are. If you’re both in the right lane, you just casually ease into the left lane and go around them. But what if there are slower drivers in both lanes? That’s when the […]
The statewide driver traffic safety survey provides baseline metrics for the Safety Division and others to use in understanding perceptions and self-reported behaviors related to focus issues. A core set of questions addresses nationally agreed upon priorities, including seat belts, impaired driving, and speeding. In addition to the core issues, questions were included to better […]
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) has released Report S2-S31-RW-1: Naturalistic Driving Study: Descriptive Comparison of the Study Sample with National Data that provides technical support to users of the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data. Specifically, the report provides guidance for analysts with weighting SHRP 2 NDS data so they may […]
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-S08A-RW-1: Analysis of Naturalistic Driving Study Data: Safer Glances, Driver Inattention, and Crash Risk explores the relationship between driver inattention and crash risk in lead-vehicle precrash scenarios (corresponding to rear-end crashes).
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2)Report S2-S06-RW-1: Naturalistic Driving Study: Technical Coordination and Quality Control documents the coordination and oversight of participant- and vehicle-based operations for an in-vehicle driving behavior field study collected from naturalistic driving data and associated participant, vehicle, and crash-related data. This report documents the methods used by six site […]
AAAFTS: In this study, we conducted the first-ever large-scale examination of naturalistic crash data. Other naturalistic studies have investigated only a small number of crashes or used near crashes as a proxy for real crashes. In contrast, this project examined hundreds of actual crashes from a naturalistic driving database. The data allowed us to examine […]
The National Child Restraint Use Special Study documents how car seats and booster seats are used in the field, drivers’ attitudes and beliefs about car seats and booster seats and their confidence with installing them, and lower anchor connectors and tether strap installations. Misuse of car seats and boosters seats can be derived from the […]
NBCNEWS: Dipping gas prices, an improving economy and more vacation travelers hitting America’s highways could add up to one of the deadliest summers for drivers, safety advocates warn.