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 The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is working to identify the next generation of sale commercial drivers using data on seasoned professionals.  ATRI, in phase one of its research, has identified the characteristics of safe, older commercial drivers in hopes of developing a Younger Driver Assessment Tool.  The study uses existing scientific literature that compares character traits against associated safety outcomes. Personality, health and cognition have been identified in the report as predictors of safe driving. 

A beta test of the Assessment Tool is the next research step.  A small sample of both experienced and entry-level drivers will participate in the beta test. Depending on the outcome, ATRI may pursue a larger sampling for its test of the Assessment Tool.

Source: JJ Keller & Associates September 2017 Compliance Focus newsletter