ATRI identifying Young & Safe Drivers


The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) discharged the stage one discoveries of research examining the potential for building up a Younger Driver Assessment Tool – one that would recognize more younger drivers who show a substantial portion of indistinguishable attributes from protected, more established business drivers.

ATRI analyzed existing experimental writings on driver attributes and the related safety results, to evaluate the viability of distinguishing safe younger drivers. This report compiles the psychology writings on early adulthood, and how qualities of this age group identify with driving safety. The examination was directed in conjunction with Dr. Monica Luciana, Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

In the most recent ATRI report, individual characteristics that can dependably anticipate driver security results – personality, health, and cognition – are distinguished and discussed. The following period of ATRI’s exploration will include gathering the applicable measures of the recognized prescient factors and directing a beta trial of the Assessment Tool on a small sample of both veteran and entry level drivers. Aftereffects of the beta test will decide whether a bigger scale research is justified.

“The potential to screen for the safest candidates among younger new entrants is an exciting step in the industry’s workforce expansion.  We look forward to working with ATRI in the development and testing of the Younger Driver Assessment Tool,” said Greg Koepel, Vice President, Workforce Development and Administration, Roehl Transport, Inc.