This research project developed a guide for the use of variable message signs (VMS) to deliver behavioral traffic safety announcements.
Review of Behavioral Traffic Safety Efforts Undertaken by State Highway Safety Offices and Other Safety Organizations to Engage Underserved Communities
The objective of this is research is to document efforts undertaken by SHSOs and other highway safety organizations to increase engagement with underserved communities and develop a noteworthy practices guide, including lessons learned and recommendations.
The objective of this research is to provide actionable data for states to optimize the supervised driving requirement to ensure it creates safer teen drivers and reduces the crash risk for this vulnerable age group. Study approaches might, for example:
The objectives of this research are to 1) design and implement formative research to identify teen social norms, attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions related to cannabis and driving, and evidence-based approaches and models to support parents and caregivers of teens; and 2) develop educational resources that support parents and caregivers in talking with teens about cannabis impaired driving. The project will develop educational resources to support parents and caregivers in talking with teens about cannabis impaired driving and impaired driving laws.
Research is needed to develop a better understanding of the relationship between enforcement and safety outcomes, and to show how changes in enforcement activity/investments may or may not affect safety outcomes. Quantifying the safety outcomes of traffic enforcement can potentially contribute to the body of knowledge regarding the efficacy of enforcement. Outcomes can also help to calibrate enforcement efforts, favoring those that are more promising for given driving behaviors and violations.
Child Passenger Safety (CPS) is one of the focus areas for State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) for which the opportunity exists to more effectively engage underserved populations in protecting children from motor vehicle crash fatalities and injuries. Repeated requests for best practices have yielded some materials, but there is no step-by-step resource to help stakeholders engage and retain participation by underserved communities.
Determining the State of Knowledge, Opportunities for Outreach, and Data-driven Tools for Consumer Education of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
The objective of this research is to characterize the current state of knowledge related to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), identify populations in need of education on the matter, and recommend methods of delivery for that education.
Young drivers with developmental disabilities may be at increased risk for crashes due to impairments commonly associated these conditions.
The objective of this research is to evaluate the current state of practice for motorcycle licensing in the U.S. and develop recommendations for improvement based on the latest empirical data.
This research will assess the cost-effectiveness of alternative drug screening approaches, assess the costs & benefits associated with the collection of oral fluid at the roadside & inform traffic safety professionals about the costs & benefits associated with alternative DUID crash countermeasures.