David G. Kidd is a senior research scientist at the Highway Loss Data Institute.
Dr. Kidd studies how drivers use different technologies, whether they are built into vehicles or brought into them, and the effects of those technologies on driver behavior, cognition, performance and safety. He has authored papers on topics such as driver assistance and driving automation technology, distracted driving, safety belt use and rear visibility.
Prior to joining HLDI, Dr. Kidd spent seven years at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a doctorate in psychology from George Mason University.