NETC 15-2

PROJECT NUMBER: 15-2

PROJECT TITLE: Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns Teens and Older Drivers

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S) & UNIVERSITY(S): Co-PI’s: Michael Knodler and Song Gao, University of Massachusetts Amherst

STATUS: Open

AGREEMENT TERM: 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018  

ANTICIPATED COMPLETION: 12/31/2018

PROJECT OBJECTIVES: This project aims to address highway safety challenges by funding research using the SHRP2 NDS and RID data to examine intersection safety for drivers 65 and older.  This study will utilize a phased approach with Phase I constituting a preliminary examination of the data, some safety analysis for proof of concept and insights into its application for improving intersection safety for this age group and some data analysis.  Phase II will be based on the success of Phase I.  Research in the second phase shall define and undertake innovative approaches that ultimately provide advancements in the study of road crashes and/or implementable solutions to real-world problems.  The program shall ultimately lead to final deliverables that have direct value to highway safety practitioners at the State and local level.

REPORTS/PAPERS PUBLISHED, PRESENTATIONS MADE RELATING TO THIS PROJECT FROM THE START OF THE PROJECT THROUGH December 13, 2017: None thus far.

QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS:

 

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Chairperson Duane Brunell: Maine Department of Transportation

Bonnie Polin: Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Bruce Nyquist: Vermont Agency of Transportation

Michael Dugas: New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Michael Whaley: Connecticut Department of Transportation

*Charles Fay: FHWA

*Yusuf Mohamedshah: FHWA

*Rhonda Fletcher: Maine Department of Transportation

*Non-voting members

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