NHTSA conducts research and evaluation projects dealing with behaviors and attitudes in highway safety. Program focus is on drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and motorcyclists and their role in the traffic safety. Laboratory and field studies are conducted to identify and measure behaviors involved in crashes or associated with injuries. Scientific research is conducted to develop and refine countermeasures to deter unsafe behaviors and promote safe alternatives.
- Young Drivers Report the Highest Level of Phone Involvement in Crash or Near-Crash Incidences (April 2012)
- Four High-Visibility Enforcement Demonstration Waves in Connecticut and New York Reduce Hand-Held Phone Use (July 2011)
- Breath Test Refusal Rates in the United States – 2011 Update (January 2014)
- Washington's Target Zero Teams Project: Reduction in Fatalities During Year One (November 2012)
- Breath Test Refusals (November 2007)
- Approaches to the Assessment of Entry-Level Motorcycle Training: An Expert Panel Discussion (March 2010)