- Category: Capabilities
Too often the best-designed safety technology goes unused; knowledge of what moves people to adopt certain safety behaviors is necessary in order to develop effective interventions.
Demography and psychology are essential to the study of injury. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are necessary in understanding how and why people adopt safe behaviors. Examples of current work include ensuring the appropriate use of child restraints among diverse populations, following expert guidelines, and reducing the incidence and severity of crashes among young drivers.