Montana Department of Transportation – Understanding Law Enforcement Support for Traffic Safety (2017-2018)

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University will be conducting a comparative case study to better understand law enforcement’s attitudes and beliefs about traffic safety. This research project is a part of the Traffic Safety Culture Transportation Pooled Fund and will examine the differences between agencies in two rural and two urban states. The researchers will conduct both qualitative and quantitative analysis to provide a deeper understanding of the cases involved. The project findings will be based on the analysis of self-reported responses to a survey and augmented by interviews of law enforcement leaders. The Center will make recommendations about methods to increase engagement in traffic safety efforts based on beliefs identified in the study.

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