Evaluation of a Rural Seat Belt Demonstration Project in Kansas and Missouri

Fatality rates are consistently higher in rural areas of the country. Seat belts are remarkably effective in reducing fatalities and injuries, but many drivers in rural areas buckle up at rates consistently below other areas of America. Kansas and Missouri are conducting innovative demonstration programs using a high visibility enforcement model, to increase seat belt use in the rural areas of their states. Working with each State's evaluators, the evaluation will document the progress and successes of the innovative programs. Measures include observed safety belt use in targeted and control counties, public perception of risk, law enforcement activity and citation data, paid and earned media activity, and belted/unbelted fatality data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See DOT HS 812 268 "Evaluation of Kansas and Missouri Rural Seat Belt Demos."

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $212366
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTNH2209D00138/0002

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

    Roberts, Scott

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    110 Lenox Avenue
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906
  • Start Date: 20081126
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160400
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Seat Belt Use

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01612996
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH2209D00138/0002
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2016 5:43PM