Kathy H. Lococo, BA

Kathy H. Lococo joined TransAnalytics at its inception in January of 2001, having previously worked in the same capacity for The Scientex Corporation (1992-2000), the Ketron Division of the Bionetics Corporation (1987-1992), and the Essex Corporation (1986-1987). She has served as our company’s Principal Investigator on multiple projects, and also provides support for other team members through review and synthesis of technical literature; survey and questionnaire design; database development; processing of descriptive statistics; and preparation of client briefings & final technical reports.

Ms. Lococo’s most prominent work has been in the areas of medical fitness to drive and the impact of medication usage on driving competency. As Principal Investigator on a project for NHTSA, in cooperation with AAMVA (the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators), she summarized the activities of the medical review units in the 50 United States plus the District of Columbia that determine fitness to drive for operators of personal or private vehicles. Subsequently, she led an effort under joint sponsorship by NHTSA and Walgreen’s Health Initiatives to develop a Continuing Education (CE) course offering on medication-related impaired driving that has now been completed by thousands of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Ms. Lococo has provided the most substantial contributions by our company towards the initial development as well as the 2009 update of FHWA’s Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians. This widely-recognized work offers guidance to help highway designers and engineers adopt practices that are more accommodating to the diminished sensory/perceptual, cognitive, and physical capabilities of older persons, while improving safety and operations for all road users.

In the area of occupant protection, Ms. Lococo has designed data collection survey forms and databases, and co-authored reports for NHTSA projects, “Child Restraint Use Survey (LATCH Use and Misuse),” and “Misuse of Child Restraints;” and for Safe Kids Worldwide, “Safe Kids Checkup Events: A National Study.” Her recent work for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation includes revision of the Driver Manual and knowledge test, focusing on areas that represent the top 10 contributing factors in teenage crashes.

Ms. Lococo is a member of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), and maintains certification as a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician.

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