Investigating Problem of Distracted Drivers on Louisiana Roadways

While the ongoing developments of autonomous vehicles show a great promise to reduce fatalities and injuries, the full implementation will take years to become a reality. Effective crash countermeasures can provide a quick payoff in crash reductions. Distracted driving is ranked as one of the most serious problems faced by departments of transportation (DOTs) and law enforcement agencies today. The need to address this issue and implement effective countermeasures is urgent for roadway safety improvement. This proposal aims to investigate the scale of the problem in Louisiana, analyze characteristics of distracted drivers and how their behaviors affect roadway safety. To do that, the research team will collect the data including possibly distractive driving frequencies, type of distractive driving behavior, traffic citation data and crash data. These research outcomes should provide recommendations to combat distracted driving thereby potentially reducing fatalities and serious injuries caused by such unforgiving and yet common types of driving behavior admitted by many drivers.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $94000
    • Contract Numbers:

      17SALSU10

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Hassan, Marwa

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Louisiana at Lafayette

      104 University Circle
      Lafayette, LA  United States  70503
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sun, Xiaoduan

    • Start Date: 20170508
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181108
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01634813
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 17SALSU10
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 14 2017 11:04AM