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Assessing the Impact of Culture: A Systemic Analysis of Culture-Based Interventions and Evaluations 

Eric Austin, Ph.D., and Holly Watson with the Department of Political Science along with Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., Jay Otto, M.S., and Kelly Green, M.P.A., with the Center for Health and Safety culture at Montana State University have published an article in Frontiers in Future Transportation Journal's special edition on Vision...
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Increasing Readiness to Grow Traffic Safety Culture and Adopt the Safe System Approach: A Story of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission 

Jay Otto, M.S., Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., and Kari Finley, Ph.D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) at Montana State University along with Shelly Baldwin and Wade Alonzo with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission have published an article in Frontiers in Future Transportation Journal’s special edition on Vision...
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Role of Trusted Sources and Behavioral Beliefs in Promoting Mitigation Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Bridget Hanson, Ph.D., Kari Finley, Ph.D., Jay Otto, M.S., and Nicholas Ward, Ph. D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) at Montana State University published an article in the journal, JMIR Human Factors. The article shares findings from a study that sought to identify relationships between trust...
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Traffic safety culture and prosocial driver behavior for safer vehicle-bicyclist interactions

Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., Jay Otto, M.S., and Kari Finley, Ph.D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture along with David Kack, M.B.A., and Rebecca Gleason, PE, M.S., with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and Taylor Lonsdale, PE, with the City of Bozeman have published an article...
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The Culture of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis and Alcohol in Washington State

Jay Otto, M.S., Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., and Kari Finley, Ph.D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University along with Shelly Baldwin at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Darrin Grondel at the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility have published an article in the Journal of...
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Modeling the System of Beliefs That Influence Willingness and Intention to Drive Under the Influence of Cannabis (DUIC) in Washington State

Brandon Scott, Ph.D., with the Department of Psychology along with Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., Jay Otto, M.S., and Kari Finley, Ph.D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University have published an article in the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal. The article explores the belief system associated...
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Together for Life Final Report

Increasing Seat Belt Use in Rural Utah
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Key Information for Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis (DUIC) Policy

There is growing concern about driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC), especially as more states consider changing laws to legalize cannabis. A key question regarding the legalization of cannabis for recreational or medical purposes is its potential impact on public health issues such as traffic safety. To address the...
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Dr. Nic Ward Featured in The Spokesman – Review

The Spokesman – Review of Spokane, Washington interviewed Center Director, Dr. Nic Ward, about a recent survey done by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Center for Health and Safety Culture. The survey found that nine percent of Washington residents say they have driven after drinking and using cannabis. ...
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A Strategic Approach to Transforming Traffic Safety Culture to Reduce Deaths and Injuries

Final Report The Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) at Montana State University with Cambridge Systematics contributed to a report recently released by TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) called “A Strategic Approach to Transforming Traffic Safety Culture to Reduce Deaths and Injuries.” This report provides guidance to...
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