North Carolina Department of Transportation
Research & Innovation Summit – 2021

Cost Reduction of Worker Compensation Claims Resulting from Driver License Road Test Related Injuries

Authors: Abdullah Alsharef and Alex Albert, Ph.D.
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, NC State University
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  • Driving license examiners play a critical role in public safety by ensuring that driver licenses are only issued to competent drivers.
  • Accordingly, they serve as the first line of defense against unsafe drivers and driving practices.
  • However, they are exposed to high levels of safety risk as they test new drivers with limited driving proficiency and experience.
  • Unfortunately, few studies have targeted the safety and health needs of these workers.