Section IX. Appendices

C.  Matrix Used for Information Collection

This matrix reflects the specific areas and topics examined for each profile.

1.      Jurisdiction

1.1         Entity (state, city, county, etc.)

1.2         Effective Date

1.3         Ages covered

1.4         Penalty for Non-Compliance

1.5         Enforcing Agency

1.6         Community geography (urban, suburban, rural)

1.7         Community composition (income level, racial/ethnic composition) 

2.      Introduction of Legislation:  Motivating Factors

2.1         Statistical Evidence

2.2         Anecdotal Evidence (e.g., highly publicized crash)

2.3         Leadership, Political

2.4         Leadership, Professional

2.4.1        Emergency medicine professionals

2.4.2        Law Enforcement

2.4.3        Pediatricians

2.4.4        Nurses

2.4.5        Other

2.5         Leadership, Community

2.6         Other Factor

3.      Passage of Law:  Influencing Factors

3.1         Statistical Evidence

3.2         Anecdotal Evidence (e.g., highly publicized crash)

3.3         Political Leadership

3.3.1        Most Influential Elected Officials

3.4         Leadership, Professional

3.4.1        Emergency medicine professionals

3.4.2        Law Enforcement

3.4.3        Pediatricians

3.4.4        Nurses

3.4.5        Other

3.5        Leadership, Community

3.6        Most Persuasive/Effective Arguments

3.7        Least Persuasive/Ineffective Arguments

3.8        Opponents to Law: Most influential

3.9        Opposing Arguments to Law: Most influential

3.10      

3.10.1    Time Between First Introduction and Passage/Number of Sessions Introduced

3.10.2    Referenda

3.11    Other Factors

4.      Pre-Passage Bicycle Helmet Programs

4.1        Education Programs

4.2        Give-away Programs

4.3        Parent Programs

4.4        Other Activities 

5.      Post-Passage Implementation

5.1        Time Between Enactment and Effective Date

5.2        Education Efforts Between Enactment and Effective Date

5.3        Helmet Give-away Efforts Between Enactment and Effective Date

5.4        Other Efforts Between Enactment and Effective Date

5.5        Education Efforts After Effective Date

5.6        Bicycle Helmet Give-away Efforts After Effective Date

5.7        Other Efforts After Effective Date

6.      Bicycle Helmet Use Law Enforcement

6.1        Law Enforcement Subdivision Responsible for Enforcement

6.2        Implementation of Penalty Component

6.2.1        Phase-in

6.2.2        Discretion in enforcement

6.2.3        Other aspects of penalties

6.3        Law Enforcement Involvement in Non-Enforcement Activities

6.4        Coordination of Non-Enforcement Activities with Law Enforcement

6.5        Non-Enforcement Activities Not Coordinated with Law Enforcement

6.6        Community Reaction to Enforcement Efforts (support/opposition)

7.      Bicycle Helmet Use Law Effectiveness

7.1        Definition of Effectiveness

7.2        Changes in Bicycle Fatalities

7.3        Changes in Head Injuries

7.4        Changes in Other Measures (other than helmet use)

7.5        Ranking of Effectiveness

7.6        Agency Handling Evaluation

8.      Post-Passage Bicycle Helmet Use

8.1        Pre-Law Bicycle Helmet Use Measures

8.2        Methods of Measuring Bicycle Helmet Use

8.3        Impact on Bicycle Helmet Use

8.3.1        Among Ages Covered (or all ages if all-ages law)

8.3.2        Among Populations Not Covered

8.3.3        In Neighboring Jurisdictions

8.4        Bicycling Participation

8.4.1        Measured Pre-Post Law?/Methods used

8.4.2        Impact on Participation in Bicycling

9.      Support for Evaluation

9.1        Factors Supporting Evaluation

9.2        Resources Used in Evaluation

9.3        Improving Evaluation

9.4        Consideration of Evaluation

9.5        Rejection of Evaluation

9.6        Arguments against Evaluation

9.7        Increasing the Likelihood of Evaluation

10.  Retrospective Analysis of Law Implementation

10.1    Pre-Introduction Changes

10.2    Changes During Legislative Process

10.3    Post-Enactment, Pre-Effective Date Changes

10.4    Post-Effective Date Changes

10.5    Changes to the Language

11.  Other Factors/Key Points in the:

11.1    Introduction and Passage of Legislation

11.2    Implementation of Bicycle Helmet Use Law

11.3    Bicycle Helmet Use Law's Effectiveness

11.4    Additional Contact