The Montana Department of Transportation is initiating a multi-year pooled-fund program (see first link below) in partnership with the Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) within the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University. This program is a cooperative effort of participating state DOTs and other organizations vested in traffic safety. The purpose of this effort is to accelerate the development and delivery of tools and services to transform traffic safety culture. The goal of this transformation is to support the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) vision with sustainable traffic safety solutions.
The Toward Zero Deaths (TZD): National Strategy on Highway Safety is a cooperative and coordinated effort amongst state highway safety agencies and stakeholders. The transformation of the traffic safety culture is a primary element of the TZD strategy. Only through the growth of a positive safety culture can significant and sustainable reductions in crash fatalities and serious injuries be achieved. Such transformation would not only support traffic safety goals by reducing risky behaviors and increasing protective behaviors, it would also increase public acceptance of other forms of effective safety programs.
Traffic Safety Culture Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Phase 1 shows the red colored states map on the left. Phase 2 shows the green colored map on the right.
Federal Fiscal Year Annual Work Plans
Phase 1 Projects
Driving After Cannabis Use
Exploring Traffic Safety Citizenship
Traffic Safety Cultures and the Safe Systems Approach
Understanding Law Enforcement Attitudes and Beliefs about Traffic Safety
Key Information for DUIC Policy
Proactive Traffic Safety: Empowering Behaviors to Reach our Shared Vision of Zero Deaths and Serious Injuries
Traffic Safety Culture Primer
Guidance for Evaluating Traffic Safety Culture Strategies
Guidance on Messaging to Avoid Reactance and Address Moral Disengagement
Guidance to Promote Workplace Policies and Family Rules to Reduce Cell Phone Use While Driving and Promote Engaged Driving
Phase 2 Projects
A Review of Methods to Change Beliefs
Resources and Tools to Reduce Multi-Risk Driving Behaviors
Resources and Tools to Improve Pedestrian Safety
Understanding Aggressive Driving and Ways to Reduce It - Phase 1