Mitigation of Lane Departure Crashes in the Pacific Northwest through Coordinated Outreach - Phase III
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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 students throughout the Pacific Northwest. After the presentation, students were asked to creatively respond to the prompt, “how do you think we stop crashes?” Students created 408 drawings, wrote 124 narratives, and were interview 4 times about their ideas with researchers. In total 536 individual items were produced by students who participated in the safety presentations. These items were analyzed in the form of word clouds and picture mosaics which were developed on a per state basis and across the Pacific Northwest. Many of the suggestions from students focused on engineering, education or enforcement options to improve issues associated with driver behaviors.