Evaluation of the "Trauma Nurses Talk Tough" Seat Belt Class

Currently conducted in Oregon, a one-time, two hour "Trauma Nurses Talk Tough" (TNTT) class is offered as an intervention to increase seat belt use and improve driving behavior. Most people attend the $20 class to dismiss a citation for a seat belt violation. The seat belt class is designed to increase the participants' awareness of risk and reasons why people receive injuries, as well as the effectiveness of simple actions that can be taken to prevent a severe injury. The objectives of this project are to implement the TNTT program in a new site outside of Oregon and to assess the effectiveness of attending the TNTT seat belt class as an alternative to paying a fine.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See DOT HS 811 873 "Demonstration of the Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Seat Belt Diversion Program in North Carolina."


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $204199.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Eichelberger, Angela

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dunlap and Associates

  • Start Date: 20090922
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140300
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Seat Belt Use
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30921

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465173
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:56PM