Distracted Driving Education for Younger Children

The purpose of this study is to raise the level of understanding about the effectiveness of child-to-adult interventions for distracted driving. Peer-to-peer interventions are known to be effective in several different domains; however, less is known about the effectiveness of child-to-adult interventions, particularly those focused on distracted driving. This project will develop an inventory of on-going child-to adult interventions for distracted driving and will explore the feasibility of evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions. If feasible, one of the existing interventions could be assessed. The project will also conduct a literature review to assess the availability of research on child-to-adult interventions and extract the data needed to support a systematic analysis of the effectiveness of child-to-adult interventions for distracted driving. Based on the literature review, the project will undertake a systematic analysis of the studies which will consist of one or more of three activities: a meta-analysis, a vote count, or a conceptual review. An informed understanding of the effectiveness of child-to-adult interventions supports states as they explore tactics to reduce distracted driving and improve safety on their roadways.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study is being conducted under the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP), which is administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and jointly managed by NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $254944
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTNH2215V00014

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590

    Governors Highway Safety Association

    444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 722
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

    Sheppard, Kelly

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sheppard, Kelly

  • Start Date: 20190107
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Distracted driving

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691006
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH2215V00014
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 18 2019 2:51PM