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How are Vision Zero, Safe System, and Traffic Safety Culture related?

Vision Zero is our target. Safe System is our approach for reaching that target. Traffic Safety Culture includes the values, beliefs, and attitudes shared by stakeholders that ensure we succeed together. [1] Vision Zero is a statement about our desired future by declaring that zero is the only acceptable number of traffic fatalities...

Developing a theoretical foundation to change road user behavior and improve traffic safety: Driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC)

Prof. Nicholas Ward, Prof. William Schell, Jay Otto, M.S., and Kari Finley, Ph.D. with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University along with Tara Kelley-Baker at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have published an article in the Traffic Injury Prevention Journal. The article highlights a...

Cultural predictors of future intention to drive under the influence (DUIC)

Prof. Nic Ward, Jay Otto M.S., Dr. Kari Finley, and Prof. William Schell with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University have published an article in the Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour journal. The article highlights a study that examines the influence of...

An Assessment of Traffic Safety Culture Related to Engagement in Efforts to Improve Traffic Safety

Final Report The Center for Health and Safety Culture completed a research project with the Transportation Pooled Fund on Traffic Safety Culture. The purpose of this research project was to understand the specific aspects of traffic safety culture that predict engagement in traffic safety citizenship behaviors. Traffic safety citizenship behaviors are...

Understanding the Cultural Influences related to Driving After Cannabis

Final Report The Center for Health and Safety Culture completed a research project with the Transportation Pooled Fund on Traffic Safety Culture. The purpose of this research project was to understand which specific aspects of traffic safety culture predict the decision to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC). As...

The culture of intention to drive after using cannabis

Today we submitted the following journal manuscript for review based on a collaboration between our center and two leading institutes on surveys and drugged driving (PIRE: http://www.pire.org/ and NORC:  http://www.pire.org/):Ward, N.J., Schell, W., Otto, J., Finley, K., Kelly-Baker, T., & Lacey, J.H. (under review).  ¬The culture of intention to drive after...

To Prevent Addiction In Adults, Help Teens Learn How To Cope

Today we share an interesting article about the importance of early addiction intervention and prevention.["Addiction is a pediatric disease," says Dr. John Knight, founder and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at Boston Children's Hospital. "When adults entering addiction treatment are asked when they first began drinking...

Ad campaign aims to dispel idea that most Alaska kids drink

A great article from one of our previous guide communities local publications',  the News Miner, talks about our framework. ["If we want health to occur, we don't start with sickness," Finkelstein said. "Saying that, this is not a Pollyanna campaign. It's not about just be(ing) happy ... It can be sad....

Director of the Center co-edits a special journal edition on Traffic Safety Culture

The Director of the Center for Health and Safety Culture, Nic Ward, co-edited a special journal edition on Traffic Safety Culture called Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.  This special journal edition also includes one of the Center's publications, Engaging worksite bystanders to reduce risky driving. For more...

Peer pressure a lifesaver?

A great article in the New York Times about social norms and changing behavior. The article states, "Historically, health officials have tried to inform, or sometimes, scare people into adopting a healthy behavior. While it’s important for people to understand risks and causes of illnesses, when it comes to changing behavior,...