Use of SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Database to Improve Teen Driving Safety: Phase 1 Proof of Concept

In 2015, 2,333 teens in the United States ages 16-19 were killed and 221,313 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes.  The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group.  Furthermore, per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16-19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. The recently completed Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study offers a robust database of 3,100 study participants aged 16-98, recruited from six regions in the U.S., and each participant was studied for a period of up to two years.  Vehicles were instrumented with a data acquisition system which included accelerometers, cameras, GPS, forward radar, and vehicle network connections.  Almost 500 drivers aged 16-19 and over 650 drivers aged 20-24 were studied.  The Naturalistic Driving Study offers an opportunity to conduct in depth analyses of teen driver behavior, with known roadway characteristics, weather, and time of day. The objective of this research is to develop a research roadmap for teen driver behavioral safety countermeasure research, starting with a scoping study of the Naturalistic Driving Study to detail all aspects of teen driver performance captured in that database.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project BTS-08

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Governors Highway Safety Association

    444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 722
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20180703
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674395
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project BTS-08
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2018 9:03PM