reposted from National Center for Safe Routes to School:
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 16, 2012) – To highlight the visible results gained by communities and to provide examples of how successful SRTS programs have tracked progress, the National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a three-part series of Getting Results resources. "Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Speeding and Distracted Driving," the second installment of the three-part series, was released today.
"Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Speeding and Distracted Driving" focuses on how Safe Routes to School programs in Brattleboro, Vt.; Greenville, N.C.; Rockville, Md.; Washington, D.C.; and Alexandria, Va., 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.
The resource offers tips such as: SRTS programs that aim to reduce speeding and distracted driving should take a baseline measurement of the targeted behavior before implementing any strategic changes so that it can be compared to behavior once those efforts are underway or complete.
View the complete resource at www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/getting-results-reduce-speeding-and-distracted-driving.
The first piece, “Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Traffic,” shows that SRTS programs in Utah, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Vermont and California measured success after using a variety of traffic reduction strategies. The third installment in the series, which will explore increased student participation in walking and bicycling, will be released in the following months on the National Center’s website.