Lifesavers 2014 featured materials


David Zuby

David Zuby

David Zuby is executive vice president and chief research officer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Working out of the Vehicle Research Center (VRC), he oversees and coordinates research by the VRC, the Institute research department in Arlington and the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Mr. Zuby is the author of numerous research papers published by the Institute on topics such as the biomechanics of injury, pedestrian protection, crashworthiness and crash investigation.

Prior to joining the Institute as a research engineer in 1993, Mr. Zuby worked on research projects for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at Transportation Research Center in Ohio. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Illinois.

Anne McCartt

Anne McCartt

Anne T. McCartt is senior vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. McCartt has worked in the highway safety field for more than 25 years and has been with the Institute since 2002. She has authored more than 150 technical reports and scientific papers in such areas as distracted driving, alcohol-impaired driving, large truck safety, young drivers, side airbag effectiveness and occupant restraints. She is a former president of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and has served on numerous expert committees.

Dr. McCartt received a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a doctorate from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany.

Michele Fields

Michele Fields

Michele Fields is the General Counsel of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Arlington, Virginia. The Institute is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to reducing the deaths and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Ms. Fields is an expert in motor vehicle law, with particular interests in licensing issues, drunk driving, and safety belt and child restraint laws. She was the primary drafter of the Uniform Vehicle Code provisions for child restraint and safety belt laws, and model vehicle sanctions law for the Uniform Vehicle Code. She headed the National Committee Task force on automated traffic enforcement.

Ms. Fields is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A., 1970) and The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America (J.D., 1979). She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.

Angela Eichelberger

Angela Eichelberger

Angela Eichelberger is a research scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Dr. Eichelberger designs and conducts research studies in the areas of occupant protection, young drivers and impaired driving. She holds a doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.



























Research papers

Views of New Jersey teenagers about their state's policies for beginning drivers, Williams, Allan F.; McCartt, Anne T., Journal of Safety Research, February 2014 — request a copy by emailing

Visibility of children behind 2010-13 model year passenger vehicles using glances, mirrors, and backup cameras and parking sensors, Kidd, David G.; Brethwaite, Andrew, Accident Analysis and Prevention, May 2014 — request a copy by emailing

Effects of a rearview camera, parking sensor system, and the technologies combined on preventing a collision with an unexpected stationary or moving object, Kidd, David G.; Hagoski, Bradly K.; Tucker, Tia G.; Chiang, Dean P. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, March 2014

Vehicle factors affecting tether use and misuse, Jermakian, Jessica S.; Klinich, Kathleen D.; Orton, Nichole R.; Flannagan, Carol A.C.; Manary, Miriam A.; Malik, Laura A.; Narayanaswamy, Prabha, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, February 2014

Vehicle characteristics associated with LATCH use and correct use in real-world child restraint installations, Cicchino, J.B. and Jermakian, J.S., Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, April 2014

Experiences of Dodge and Jeep owners with collision avoidance and related technologies, Cicchino, Jessica B.; McCartt, Anne T., Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, March 2014

Toyota drivers' experiences with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the Pre-Collision System, and Lane-Keeping Assist, Eichelberger, Angela H.; McCartt, Anne T., Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, March 2014

Buick Lucerne drivers' experiences with Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, Cicchino, Jessica B.; Eichelberger, Angela H.; McCartt, Anne T., Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, March 2014

Educational and consumer
safety information

Status Report, Vol. 48, No. 3 | April 8, 2014

Status Report, Vol. 47, No. 2 | March 13, 2014

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