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Understanding Law Enforcement Support for Traffic Safety

Project #: 4w6614
Start Date: 03/31/2017
End Date: 03/31/2019
Status: Completed

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.



The objective of this project is to conduct research to help safety leaders better understand the beliefs and attitudes of law enforcement agencies about traffic safety.


  • Nic Ward
    Nic Ward