|Increasing Seat Belt Use in Rural States KS and MO Demonstration Project |
This two-year demonstration project (2008-2010) will work to prevent injuries and fatalities by raising seat belt use among drivers and passengers in Kansas and Missouri, two primarily rural states with low belt use (state belt use below the national average). The project will include a comprehensive education, media and enforcement program, focusing on low belt use selected counties having the greatest potential for increasing seat belt use statewide. The two states will utilize their own initiatives as well as draw upon the successful strategies utilized in other similar type projects. This effort will include a thorough, scientific evaluation of the project.