Performance-Based Testing of Driving Skills (PBTDS)

Previous research has indicated that older drivers are more likely to cause at-fault crashes and other research has suggested that older drivers are almost twice as likely to be involved in crashes. Industry advocates, particularly representatives of motorcoach operations, have raised concerns that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 precludes them from removing older drivers on the basis of safety concerns. This research study will investigate the extent of this problem and determine whether the need exists for performance-based testing of older commercial motor vehicle drivers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Produce Safer Drivers


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Ajayi, Olu

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    1530 3rd Avenue South, HOEN 140
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294-4440

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Office of Sponsored Programs
    1880 Pratt Drive, Suite 2006
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ball, Karlene

    Hanowski, Rich

  • Start Date: 20110923
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120622
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30691

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465251
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM