Communicating Safe Behavior Practices to Vulnerable Road Users

NORC is supporting the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in developing a framework for the Transportation Research Board that identifies and addresses the root causes of high risk behavior for vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists).

This project is being carried out as a coordinated, multi-institutional effort that leverages the team members’ broad familiarity with vulnerable road user safety, and deep expertise in behavior modification approaches and messaging, and stakeholder outreach and engagement.

NORC will use market research audience segmentation data to identify the optimal channels and tactics for reaching at-risk road users and conduct a comprehensive review of prior road safety communication campaigns to identify successes and lessons learned that could inform future campaigns. Finally, NORC will utilize this information to develop evidence-based communication strategies and risk mitigation messages for priority audiences.

The outputs of this work will be used for the development of future communication efforts aimed at improving safety for vulnerable road users.

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