SafeTREC Distracted Driving Project Among Nine Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

December 20, 2013

The project, "Analyzing the effectiveness of laws on distracted and inattentive driving to reduce traffic injuries," was one of nine research projects announced by Public Health Law Research(link is external), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(link is external), on December 19, 2013.

This project will study distracted driving and inattentive driving laws and their effectiveness at reducing traffic injury by: evaluating the effectiveness of laws targeted at handheld phone use, texting, and young drivers at reducing traffic injury; evaluating the effectiveness of different fines and enforcement levels of inattentive driving laws at reducing traffic injury; and, comparing the effectiveness of distracted and inattentive driving laws at reducing traffic injury. 

Funding Source: This work was funded by Public Health Law Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.