Leveraging Multiple Teen Driver Safety Programs to Reduce Distracted Driving, Increase Seat Belt Use and Improve Safety Culture

The current proposal is motivated by three questions centered on improving safety culture and reducing distracted driving in teen drivers. First, what anti-distracted driving campaigns will work to uphold safe driving habits for novice drivers at the high school level? Second, does a safety culture approach that integrates effective anti-distraction campaigns with an effective seatbelt campaign ("Seat belts Are For Everyone - S.A.F.E.") lead to improved outcomes for both issues compared to campaigns in isolation? Third, will a safety culture approach lead to safety improvements on other, less emphasized, traffic safety problems such as speeding or to non-targeted individuals such as parents?

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project completed, but a final report was not published.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $44000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RE-0634-01 & C1976

    K-TRAN: KU-14-3

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
  • Project Managers:

    Halbett, Stephen

    Bortz, Chris

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Transportation Research Institute
    2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
  • Principal Investigators:

    Atchley, Paul

  • Start Date: 20130801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170120
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35027

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01514525
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RE-0634-01 & C1976, K-TRAN: KU-14-3
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 2014 1:00AM