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Recent Submissions

  • Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Motor Vehicles: A Web-Based Approach 

    Dunn, Naomi J.; Baker, Stephanie A.; Blanco, Myra (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2016-01-11)
    This report documents the Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Motor Vehicles website (http://www.cmvroadsharing.org). The website was created by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence to ...
  • Fatigue analyses : from 16 months of naturalistic commercial motor vehicle driving data 

    Wiegand, Douglas M.; Hanowski, Richard J.; Olson, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn); Melvin, Whitney (Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 2008-05-31)
    Under the sponsorship of the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, an existing naturalistic data set from the Drowsy Driver Warning System Field Operational Test (DDWS FOT) was expanded and analyzed ...
  • Transportation Research Today: The NSTSCE Quarterly Newsletter 

    Tidwell, Scott; Fitchett, Vikki L.; Blanco, Myra (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-11-02)
    The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) newsletter, Transportation Research Today, was published quarterly from January 2014 to October 2014. The newsletter described NSTSCE research and ...
  • Identifying Distraction: Kinematic Detection of Off-Road Eye Glances 

    Rainey, Cameron; McLaughlin, Shane B. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-10-08)
    Visual attention is a key component of the driving task. Identifying times when the driver is not looking toward the forward views has been shown to be a successful indicator of distracted driving (Olson, Hanowski, Hickman, ...
  • Integrating the Adaptive Lighting Database with SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Data 

    Li, Yingfeng; Gibbons, Ronald B. (Ronald Bruce); Flintsch, Alejandra M. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-09-16)
    This report details efforts to integrate the Adaptive Lighting Database (ALD) with the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) and the Roadway Information Database. The ALD ...
  • Roadway Epochs: Documentation and User Manual 

    McCall, Robert; McLaughlin, Shane B. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-08-24)
    This report describes the contents of the Roadway Epochs Database, which is a collection of tables providing indices for users to access vehicle data from the 100-Car and Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) ...
  • Identification of Cognitive Load in Naturalistic Driving 

    Angell, Linda; Perez, Miguel A.; Soccolich, Susan A. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-07-28)
    Over the last decade, naturalistic driving studies have provided significant insight into issues pertaining to the roles of distraction, inattention, and drowsiness in crash risk. New techniques have been developed for ...
  • Evaluation of Older Driver Fitness-to-Drive Metrics and Driving Risk Using Naturalistic Driving Study Data 

    Guo, Feng; Fang, Youjia; Antin, Jonathan F. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-07-28)
    In this study, we evaluated the relationship between older drivers’ fitness assessment profiles and their driving risk, represented primarily by crash and near-crash (CNC) rate, and secondarily by high g-force (HGF) event ...
  • Evaluating the Influence of Crashes on Driving Behavior using Naturalistic Driving Study Data 

    Guo, Feng; Chen, Chen (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-07-16)
    It is hypothesized that intense events such as crashes could influence driver behavior and driving risk. This study evaluated the influences of crash events on driver behavior and driving risk using data from the 100-Car ...
  • Matching GPS Records to Digital Map Data: Algorithm Overview and Application 

    McLaughlin, Shane B.; Hankey, Jonathan M. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-03-03)
    Records of latitude and longitude pairs describing an approximate path of travel are logged by many types of Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled devices. These logs of latitude/longitude (lat/lon) pairs specify geographic ...
  • Using Functional Classification to Enhance Naturalistic Driving Data Crash/Near Crash Algorithms 

    Sudweeks, Jeremy D. (2015-01-20)
    A persistent challenge in using naturalistic driving data is identifying events of interest from a large data set in a cost-effective manner. A common approach to this problem is to develop kinematic thresholds against ...
  • Common Data Elements between the Large Truck Crash Causation Study Investigations and Commercially Available Onboard Monitoring Systems 

    Marburg, T. Laurel; Hickman, Jeffrey S.; Hanowski, Richard J. (2015-01-28)
    At the heart of traffic safety is the identification of factors that lead to crashes. With this knowledge, interventions can be developed to mitigate or prevent these factors from occurring in the future. Post hoc ...
  • Effective Use of Commercially Available Onboard Safety Monitoring Technologies: Guidance for Commercial Motor Vehicle Carriers 

    Camden, Matthew C.; Hickman, Jeffrey S.; Hanowski, Richard J. (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-03-03)
    Studies show that most commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes involve risky driving behaviors or errors on the part of the driver and thus are preventable. One method to reduce risky driving behaviors is through the use ...
  • Supporting CMV Driver Distraction Outreach Efforts: Letter Report Summary 

    Morgan, Justin F.; Flintsch, Alejandra M.; Blanco, Myra; Hanowski, Richard J.; Fitchett, Vikki L.; Fitzgerald, Hollie E.; Radlbeck, Joshua (National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, 2015-04-08)
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) CMV Driving Tips website (https://cms.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/driver-safety/cmv-driving-tips-overview) is a source for information on safety and practical driving tips ...
  • Evaluation of Light-Vehicle Driver Education Programs Targeting Sharing the Road with Heavy Vehicles: A Case Study Analysis 

    Baker, Stephanie Ann; Schaudt, William A.; Joslin, Spencer; Tidwell, Scott; Bowman, Darrell Scott, 1969-
    The purpose of this case study project sponsored by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) was twofold. First, researchers investigated current light-vehicle driver education programs ...
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Use and its Relationship to Involvement in Safety-Critical Events 

    Camden, Matthew C.; Hickman, Jeffrey S.; Soccolich, Susan A.; Hanowski, Richard J. (2014-10-07)
    This project served as a pilot study that illustrated the feasibility of using naturalistic driving data to assess the risk of a safety-critical event (SCE) associated with prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug ...
  • The Risk of a Safety-critical Event Associated with Mobile Device Subtasks in Specific Driving Contexts 

    Fitch, Gregory M.; Hanowski, Richard J.; Guo, Feng (2014-07-28)
    Using a cell phone while driving has been associated with an increased crash risk. However, when examining the inherent subtasks, naturalistic driving studies (NDSs) have shown that safety-critical event (SCE) risk is ...
  • An Assessment of Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety 

    Alden, Andrew S. (2014-07-28)
    The primary intent of this report is to provide a comprehensive and concise overview of the apparent safety issues presented to pedestrians and pedalcyclists by the operation of quiet vehicles on roadways. The report ...
  • Crash Trifecta: A Complex Driving Scenario Describing Crash Causation 

    Dunn, Naomi J.; Hickman, Jeffrey S.; Hanowski, Richard J. (2014-07-28)
    When determining crash causation, crash databases emphasize a single, unitary critical reason (CR) as the primary proximal cause of a safety-critical event (SCE), which leaves no room for the specification of any other ...
  • Heavy-Vehicle Safety Outreach 

    National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (2014-04-09)
    The objective of the Heavy-Vehicle Safety Outreach project was to develop and implement a pragmatic curriculum to support the needs of safety managers. Safety managers for motor carrier fleets serve as the point of ...

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