Occupant Protection

Occupant protection refers to the safety features of a motor vehicle that protect a driver or passenger during a crash. These features include seat belts, child safety seats, and air bags. Occupant protection is one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and fatalities; however, seat belt use in rural areas tends to be lower than in urban and suburban areas. (http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/airbags/RuralCrashes/pages/CriticalNeed.htm)

In this section you will find occupant protection statistics, resources, and educational campaigns.

Training

Fact Sheet

Training

The Public Health Side of Rural Transportation

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event. This Safety Center sponsored webinar explored the publi ... [ Read More » ]

Research Report

2015 Traffic Safety Culture Index

“This report presents the methods for the AAA Foundation’s eighth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index (a nationally representative survey, to begin to a ... [ Read More » ]

Fact Sheet

Website

Traffic Safety Marketing

This website is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s communication resource for States, partner organizations, and highway safety profess ... [ Read More » ]

Fact Sheet

Training

Website

Fact Sheet

Local and Rural Road Safety Briefing Sheets: Behavioral Safety Strategies for Drivers on Rural Roads

This document describes the types of risky driving behaviors evident in rural areas and presents a summary of strategies that can be used to address these behav ... [ Read More » ]

Noteworthy Practice

Fact Sheet

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