Feasibility of Modeling the Relationship between Seat Belt Program Inputs and Outcomes

As States make progress with their occupant protection programs and reach high levels of observed seat belt use, program goals may shift to become more maintenance-oriented, requiring States to make changes in how they allocate their programmatic resources. Such adjustments may include changes in funding and program activity levels for communications, education, and enforcement, for example. Adjusting resources within a program as problems shift and new ones are identified is a key practice of effectively using resources. However, it can sometimes be challenging to gauge how resources should be shifted to maintain the positive program effects already achieved. This objective of this research is to determine the feasibility of modeling the relationship between seat belt program inputs and outcomes with the goal of maintaining high levels of stable seat belt use in high performing States. The project will explore data needed to build such a model and, if feasible, prepare a plan to build it.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $192187
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH22-11-D-00226-0005

    • 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:

      Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

      11720 Beltsville Drive, Ste 900
      Calverton, MD  United States  20705-3111
    • Start Date: 20150925
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Seat Belt Use

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01618776
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-11-D-00226-0005
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 13 2016 10:33AM