Factors Affecting the Adoption of Evidence-Based Approaches to Road Safety by State Policymakers

Principal Investigator:

  • Lee Munnich, Senior Fellow, SLPP, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project Summary:

The project analyzes various aspects of state highway safety plans and approaches tied to the Toward Zero Deaths program. Rather than simply take an inventory of the roadway safety policy and approaches in each state, though, this project focuses on garnering a better understanding of why certain roadway safety provisions have — or have not — been adopted in the six Midwestern study states.

Journal publication

  • Roadway Safety Policy and Leadership, Lee W. Munnich, Jr. and Matthew P. Schmit, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2635 (2017), 19-27, doi: 10.3141/2635-03

Selected related research

Project Details:

  • Start date: 07/2014
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Research Area: Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow

Reports or Products:

"Factors Influencing Policy and Political Leadership in Improving Roadway Safety" (2018)

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