The objective of this research was to develop a research agenda for teen driver behavioral safety countermeasures using the SHRP2 NDS data.
The research included a scoping study of the NDS to detail its usefulness in studying teen driving behavior, and addressed the following:
1. Evaluate strengths and limitations of the NDS database to address critical research questions in teen driver behavioral safety;
2. Provide a full description of the NDS data elements, expertise, methodologies, and resources necessary to address teen driver research questions using NDS data;
3. Specify other types of data sources that could be linked to the NDS data to address these research questions;
4. Identify potential countermeasures that could result from analyses of these research questions using NDS data; and
5. For each countermeasure, develop one or more research problem statements that describe how specific NDS data could be used to investigate and implement the countermeasure. Together, these problem statements will form a research agenda for teen driver behavioral countermeasures.