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Program Overview  

General information on NHTSA's mission, goals, and organization for crash avoidance and related traffic safety research areas.

Research Areas  

Specific information on crash avoidance research projects and tools development.

Technical Publications  

Bibliography of NHTSA crash avoidance research publications.

Driver Distraction  

The Goals of Driver Distraction research are to:

  • Understand the nature & extent of the problem.
  • Understand human cognition as releates to driving & distraction.
  • Using gained knowledge to devise technological & social changes to reduce distraction and increase safety