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Educating Teenage Drivers in the Pacific Northwest Regarding the Dangers of Distracted Driving (Phase I)
The goal of this outreach project was to examine driver distraction among teenagers in the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, to identify secondary tasks they consider distracting and determine their self-reported engagement in those same secondary tasks while driving. A presentation was developed and administered to 1400 ...
Mitigation of Lane Departure Crashes in the Pacific Northwest through Coordinated Outreach - Phase II
There are multiple approaches available to roadway safety officials to reduce the 17,000 average annual fatalities that occur because of roadway departure crashes (FHWA 2016). One of these approaches is educating the driving public about the safety issues associated with a roadway departure through outreach efforts and public ...
Mitigation of Lane Departure Crashes in the Pacific Northwest through Coordinated Outreach - Phase III
A heavily interactive transportation safety presentation was developed by the research team. The safety presentations focused on local transportation safety issues, using images of locations that students might recognize to help engage students in safety within their communities. Eighteen safety presentations were made to 488 ...