CAIT project no.: DHTS-RU3499
Fiscal Year: 2010/2011
Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Mitra Ammar-Fetrat
External Author(s): Gary Poedubicky
Sponsor(s): Division of Highway Traffic Safety
This grant was awarded to aid the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) in updating their annual report entitled, “New Jersey Teen Drivers.” Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death nationwide for teens between the ages of 15 and 20. In New Jersey, teen drivers, defined as 16 to 20 year olds, are also disproportionately represented in motor vehicle crashes. This report details New Jersey’s progress battling the devastating crashes involving teens. The data used in the report is obtained from Plan4Safety which uses the data from the NJDOT database. The data searches and criteria are specified by DHTS. The data report that TSRC is providing DHTS will be widely used and accessible by the public.