Researcher: Katie Womack
Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation
Seat belt use among crash victims is generally lower at night than during daytime. To estimate use levels among nighttime drivers and passengers, CTS researchers undertook surveys in 10 Texas cities where Click It Or Ticket (CIOT) mobilizations were conducted during 2010. Estimates of restraint use before, during, and after the campaign were compared, demonstrating that a publicized nighttime enforcement period was successful. A final report documented the results of the program and provided recommendations to help TxDOT develop additional strategies to boost nighttime belt use.