The objective of the proposed study is to investigate safety issues unique to moped and motor scooter riding, and to connect those findings with practical policy recommendations and educational programs. The research will also develop a web-based tool that can allow state safety offices or other stakeholders to create social media graphics, posters, and other visual content related to moped/motor scooter safety.
Objectives, Components, and Measures of Effective Traffic Safety Public Awareness and Education Efforts
The objective of this research is to develop a scalable framework for state highway safety offices that identifies components and examples of successful traffic safety public education and awareness efforts, outlines the critical components and steps for conducting and evaluating such efforts, and provides a framework for how to implement and evaluate efforts.
The objective of this research is to develop a scalable evaluation framework and methodologies to determine the effectiveness of combined law enforcement / engagement for reducing crashes and their severity involving road user behaviors such as impaired driving, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving, and speeding.
Developing On-road Driver Skills Test and Scoring Guidance for Measuring and Predicting High Safety Risk Drivers
The objective of this research is to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of the current on-road driver skills tests and test scoring methods and develop guidance that include methods for on-road driver skills test administration and scoring that predicts high safety risk.
The objective of this research is to develop a behavioral traffic safety countermeasure toolkit for highway safety partners involved with rural road safety.
Informing the Selection of Countermeasures by Evaluating, Analyzing, and Diagnosing Contributing Factors that Lead to Crashes
The objective of this research is to assess best practices in crash diagnosis across crash types in modal diverse contexts, recognizing that vehicle and mode mix matters in the success of investment strategies.
The objective of this research is to develop a framework that identifies and prioritizes the root causes of high-risk behaviors of vulnerable road users (motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians) resulting in fatalities or serious injuries, and develop effective outreach strategies for altering unsafe behavior of each vulnerable road user group.
The objective of this research is to develop a guide for state highway safety offices to enhance older driver safety.
The objective of this research is to develop a guide to identify and prioritize the types of behavioral interventions needed to improve child passenger safety in the for-hire rideshare environment, including taxis.
The objective of this research is to identify emerging behavioral safety issues arising from the expanding use of e-scooters, both rental and privately owned, and develop comprehensive guidance to help affected agencies plan for and mitigate related safety problems.