Distracted Driving Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Laboratory

Driving research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) through the Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Lab has enormous life-saving potential. The current study examined the impact of roadway and driver factors on rural road crashes. There were 2 specific aims: (1) Examine at-risk drivers, namely teens and older adults, operating a new high-fidelity driving simulator which provides a hands-on research driving simulation experience for participants in varying roadway conditions (curvatures, weather conditions, light level, road elevation, and intersections) and (2) Examine what individual difference factors (age, distractibility) predict risky driving behavior under varying roadway conditions. The following specific tasks were accomplished: (Task 1) Simulator acquisition and build out: driving simulator facility establishment; (Task 2) Start-up: preparation of driving simulator scenario/staff training/IRB approval; (Task 3) Subject recruitment/data collection: N=100 (50 teens, 50 older adults); (Task 4) Data management and analysis; and (Task 5) Final report and other deliverables.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 63p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01683671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 930-914
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2018 2:40PM