AN EVALUATION OF STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
This research is weighted towards the dissemination of traffic safety information as directed by state police, highway department and highway safety agencies at the state levels only. Various agencies in each state were polled concerning their traffic safety information and educational programs. Seventy-one states responded. There is sometimes a duplication of effort within many states in the field of information and education concerning traffic safety. Often information and campaigns are not corrdinated with any other traffic safety countermeasure. Daily and weekly newspapers are the most widely used media in conveying traffic safety information. Sixty-five agencies used educational activities other than through media, including presentations to schools, civic and social groups, formal education programs and others. Fifty-eight agencies said the majority of their work goes to combat the problem of drinking and driving. Forty-six agencies direct their efforts toward educating the public about traffic laws in general, while 42 direct most of their activity to the problem of speeding. Many officials felt that traffic safety information and education aimed at specific problems was more successful than more general campaigns. On the other hand, agencies were reluctant to credit information and education by itself as leading to a reduction in traffic accidents and fatalities.
Wyoming Highway PatrolCentral Avenue and I-25
Cheyenne, WY United States 82001
- Germann, C
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost effectiveness; Education; Fatalities; Information dissemination; State highway departments; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00132099
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM