The Role of Social Capital in Traffic Safety Citizenship

Kari Finley, Ph.D., Jay Otto, M.S., and Nic Ward, Ph.D. with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) at Montana State University have published an article in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies. The article titled “The Role of Social Capital in Traffic Safety Citizenship” focuses on two traffic safety citizenship behaviors 1) asking a passenger to wear a seat belt and 2) asking a driver to stop texting on a cell phone while driving and explores the role of social capital to facilitate engagement in these behaviors with strangers. Results indicate that social capital may influence engagement in traffic safety citizenship behaviors. 

The article is available through Open Access and can be found at The Role of Social Capital in Traffic Safety Citizenship or at https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/the-role-of-social-capital-in-traffic-safety-citizenship.

Finley, K., Otto, J., & Ward, N.J. (2018). The Role of Social Capital in Traffic Safety Citizenship. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, 13(2), 29-41. doi:10.18848/2327-0071/CGP/v13i02/29-41 

Acknowledgement

This project was conducted in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), through Pooled Fund project TPF-5(309). The final report was approved by MDT and can be found on their website.

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