Review of Behavioral Traffic Safety Efforts Undertaken by State Highway Safety Offices and Other Safety Organizations to Engage Underserved Communities

Traffic crash fatalities disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). This longstanding and systemic problem reinforces the need to more equitably implement highway safety programs, with an increased focus on underserved populations. State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and other safety organizations have undertaken a variety of efforts to more effectively engage underserved communities. But despite such past and present activities, these state and local efforts are fragmented, and not documented. SHSOs, their subrecipients, and other safety organizations would benefit from information regarding past and ongoing efforts that effectively engage underserved communities to address critical safety issues. Identifying lessons learned, best practices and recommendations would be very helpful to this audience. The objective of this is research is to document efforts undertaken by SHSOs and other highway safety organizations to increase engagement with underserved communities and develop a noteworthy practices guide, including lessons learned and recommendations. Availability of this information can help inform to the SHSOs, their subrecipients and others working in highway safety bolster their engagement and outreach efforts with at-risk and underserved communities.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project BTS-34

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Governors Highway Safety Association

    444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 722
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

    Retting, Richard

  • Start Date: 20230704
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01886953
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project BTS-34
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 4 2023 1:04PM