Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Speeding and Distracted Driving (National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2012)

The second installment in the “Getting Results” series on getting and measuring results with SRTS programs. To read more about measuring and evaluating the results of an SRTS program, see the publications: Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Traffic and Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Increase Walking and Bicycling to School.
Speeding and distracted driving are two common safety risks for children traveling to school. Addressing these issues in a data-driven way can result in a better understanding of the scope of the problem and the effectiveness of the solution. This brief examines how the programs in five communities measured success in reducing the numbers of speeding cars and distracted drivers. The program leaders used a variety of activities to decrease dangerous driving behavior, including installing or upgrading pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, enforcing speed and distracted driving laws and conducting public information campaigns.
Download the brief.