Multidisciplinary Approach to Identify Innovative Strategies to Increase Seat Belt Use

The traffic safety community has made great strides with increasing seat belt use. However, there are still people not wearing seat belts. This group of nonusers has not demonstrated the same responsiveness to occupant protection countermeasures as those who are wearing their belts. The purpose of this research is to explore new occupant protection countermeasures that would be more effective with the current group of nonusers. This research takes a multidisciplinary approach by reviewing behavior change strategies not only used in traffic safety, but also in fields beyond traffic safety (e.g., education, healthcare, the military, and industry), to determine if these strategies could be redefined and adapted to address the current occupant protection problem. After several strategies are identified, Subject Matter Experts will be consulted to complete a summary of the strategy, including the strategy description, use, target population, effectiveness, cost, time to implement, challenges, and research needs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See DOT HS 812 341 and DOT HS 812 342 "Expanding the Seat Belt Program Strategies Toolbox: A Starter Kit for Trying New Program Ideas."

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $234011
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTNH22-11-D-00225-0003

  • 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:

    Byrd, Mary

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    110 Lenox Avenue
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906
  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161000
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Seat Belt Use

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616414
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-11-D-00225-0003
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2016 1:46PM