The National Academies asked Westat to climb behind the wheel with hundreds of drivers to support the second Strategic Highway Research Program’s (SHRP2) in-vehicle driving behavior study. With 3,000 driver participants in 6 sites over a 3-year data collection period, this study is the largest of its kind to date.
- Westat managed a data collection site around Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. We installed data collection equipment in more than 500 participants’ personal vehicles for up to 2 years. The equipment included multiple, continuously recording video cameras, forward radar, GPS, accelerometers, and other sensors.
- Drivers also received a battery of physical and psychological tests to determine how various factors may be linked to crash risk.
- Data were downloaded from the participants’ vehicles and transmitted to a central data repository.
- The data from this study will help develop and apply traffic safety countermeasures designed to save lives.