Do teen drivers who are exposed to greater diversity of traffic and road environments early in their driving careers have lower crash involvement than those who are exposed to less diversity? This research project will attempt to answer that question.
This research project will develop guidelines for traffic safety messaging and explain how different demographic groups respond to different methods.
Assessing and Mitigating Racial Disparities in the Enforcement of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Micromobility Traffic-Related Laws
This research project will assess the nature and magnitude of racial disparities in traffic safety-related policing with respect to pedestrians, bicyclists, and micromobility users as well as the impact of the disparities on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
The objectives of this research are to develop procedures to assess the existence and extent of under/over reporting of impaired and distracted driving in crash data, and to propose a methodology to improve the reporting of impaired and distracted driving in motor vehicle crashes.
The objective of the proposed study is to investigate safety issues unique to moped and motor scooter riding, and to connect those findings with practical policy recommendations and educational programs.
Objectives, Components, and Measures of Effective Traffic Safety Public Awareness and Education Efforts
The objective of this research is to develop a framework for SHSOs that identifies components & examples of successful traffic safety education & awareness efforts, outlines components & steps for conducting & evaluating such efforts, & provides a framework for how to implement & evaluate efforts.
The objective of this research is to develop evaluation framework & methodologies to determine the effectiveness of combined law enforcement/engagement for reducing crashes & their severity involving road user behaviors such as impaired driving, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving & speeding.
Developing On-road Driver Skills Test and Scoring Guidance for Measuring and Predicting High Safety Risk Drivers
The objective of this research is to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of the current on-road driver skills tests and test scoring methods and develop guidance that include methods for on-road driver skills test administration and scoring that predicts high safety risk.
Informing the Selection of Countermeasures by Evaluating, Analyzing, and Diagnosing Contributing Factors that Lead to Crashes
The objective of this research is to assess best practices in crash diagnosis across crash types in modal diverse contexts, recognizing that vehicle and mode mix matters in the success of investment strategies.