Review of Behavioral Traffic Safety Efforts Undertaken by State Highway Safety Offices and Other Safety Organizations to Engage Underserved Communities (BTS-34)

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. 

Formative Research and Resources to Prevent Cannabis Impaired Driving Among Teens and Young Adults (BTS-32)

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.

Quantifying the Safety Impacts of Reduced Traffic Enforcement (BTS-31)

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.

Engaging Underserved Populations for Child Passenger Safety (BTS-30)

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) (BTS-26)

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. 

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