Usage Guidelines of SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study Data for Nevada

The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) has sponsored a naturalistic driving study (NDS) with its central goal of addressing driver performance and behavior in traffic safety. With the concern of protecting the personal identification information (PII) of the study volunteers, the NDS data are not a public dataset that can be downloaded for free. Data users need to submit a data request with a clear description of when, where and what data is needed. This project reviewed documentations and reports related to the SHRP 2 NDS data to summarize guidelines of selecting and requesting the dataset. Examples of applying NDS data for traffic safety and other applications were also provided to demonstrate how the NDS data can be used. The guidelines were also based on actual data request and applications of the project research team – the Center of Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER), University of Nevada Reno (UNR). The major innovation effort is development of a decision procedure, a decision matrix and ranking tables to compare selected attributes of the six NDS sites and a study region, which will lead to recommendation of the best-matching NDS site for the study area. Therefore, the appropriate NDS data can be selected and requested. Although the guidance is developed as a reference for Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), it can also be used by other states or regions for NDS data selection and request. This project report may also be used as a reference for future driver behavior data collection in Nevada.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84p

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  • Accession Number: 01594588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2016 7:57AM