Brandon Schoettle

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OBJECTIVE This study examined the recent changes in the percentage of persons with a driver's license in 15 countries as a function of age. METHOD The countries included were Canada, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. RESULTS The results(More)
The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore the effect that current nursing attire has on the image of the nursing profession. A number of nurses and a nonnurse were interviewed to determine how attire affected their perception of today's nurses. The two research questions were as follows: (1) is the changing dress of nurses projecting a(More)
OBJECTIVE This survey examined why a substantial percentage of young adults currently do not have a driver's license and the future plans of this group concerning obtaining a license. METHOD A questionnaire was developed to examine several issues related to an individual's decision not to obtain a driver's license. An online survey was conducted, yielding(More)
This study performed a preliminary analysis of the cumulative on-road safety record of selfdriving vehicles for three of the ten companies that are currently approved for such vehicle testing in California (Google, Delphi, and Audi). The analysis compared the safety record of these vehicles with the safety record of all conventional vehicles in the U.S. for(More)
BACKGROUND From 2005 to 2009, U.S. road fatalities dropped by 22 percent (from 43,510 to 33,963). A reduction of such magnitude over such a short time has not occurred since road safety statistics were first kept (starting in 1913), except for the reductions during World War II. OBJECTIVE The study was performed to contribute to our understanding about(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the changes in the United States from 1983 to 2008 in the percentage of persons with driver's licenses as a function of age. METHOD The analysis used data from the Federal Highway Administration on driver's licenses by age. RESULTS (1) Over the past 25 years, there was a substantial decrease in the percentage of young(More)
In two previous studies, we have shown that in several countries, including the United States, the percentage of young persons with a driver's license has recently decreased substantially. In this update, we extend the analysis for the United States--originally performed for 1983 and 2008-through 2010 by using driver-license and general-population data from(More)
INTRODUCTION This exploratory study investigated the relationship between vision obstructions from body pillars and lane-change crashes. METHODS The vision obstructions were quantified by measuring, from the driver's perspective, the horizontal angular sizes and locations of the driver-side A-, B-, and C-pillars. The sample consisted of 21 vehicle models,(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the associations of body mass index (BMI), gender, and use of safety belts with the survival of drivers involved in fatal road crashes. METHOD The census data of all U.S. fatal crashes that did not involve pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists were examined for an 11-year period. RESULTS If involved in a crash with(More)