• November 20th, 2023

Recent reviews by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety noted that technology-based countermeasures such as cellphone blocking apps offer a promising approach to reducing distracted driving. However, acceptance and use of such apps remain low, especially among driving populations most prone to distraction. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is working with researchers at the […]

  • November 13th, 2023

Many older adults rely on driving a motor vehicle to maintain independence and engage with their environments. However, driving safely can become a concern due to age-related changes in physical, cognitive, and sensory function. To extend the number of years that older adults can drive safely, some self-regulate their driving. Self-regulation refers to modifying driving […]

  • November 10th, 2023

Federal aid to disaster-damaged highways and bridges has been available since the 1930s. The U.S. Department of Transportation provides federal assistance for disaster-damaged federal-aid highways through the Emergency Relief (ER) Program administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program is funded by a permanent annual authorization of $100 million from the Highway Trust Fund […]

  • November 3rd, 2023

This project aimed to determine if excessive device use while driving is the result of an addiction, why this behavior persists, and what countermeasures to consider. This Traffic Tech briefly summarizes it. Reviewers consulted academic, government, and private-sector material from several disciplines including human factors, traffic safety, psychology, and demography. More than 270 sources were […]

  • November 2nd, 2023

The pedestrian safety month resource webinar recordings can be viewed here and focuses on the national roadway safety strategy. The webinar also covers valuable insights into topics such as data and safe streets for all, which highlights the importance of secure pedestrian environments community involvement in promoting pedestrian safety.

  • November 2nd, 2023

If you missed the pedestrian safety month resource webinar, please access the recordings here. The webinar focuses on the national roadway safety strategy, using the safe system approach, particularly on underserved communities. Also, valuable insights into topics are covered, such as data and safe streets for all, which highlights the importance of secure pedestrian environments […]