THE BUCKLE-UP PROMISE CARD: A VERSATILE INTERVENTION FOR LARGE-SCALE BEHAVIOR CHANGE

This article discusses one suggestion for improving driver use of safety belts -- the buckle-up promise card. In trial programs a significant number of promise-card signers increased their use of safety belts following their commitment behavior. The front of the buckle-up promise card includes a rationale for the safety belt use, a space for the trainer to sign, and a space for the subject to sign acknowledgment of his or her commitment to safety belt use. The back of the promise card includes a postcard and instructions for obtaining additional cards. This is an attempt to get the subject to participate as an intervention agent. A group at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) modified the promise card to encourage driving sober as well as buckling up.

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    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Department of Human Development and Society for Experimental Analysis of Behavior
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
  • Authors:
    • Geller, E S
    • Lehman, G R
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 91-94
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  • Accession Number: 00609987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM