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Funds to Promote Occupant Protection

  1. Objective: To initiate programs and activities that will contribute to appropriate use of occupant protection devices, such as safety belts, airbags and child safety seats.
  2. Examples of Fundable Components
    1. Management - Program coordinator, other personnel
    2. Child Restraint Programs - Enforcement, public information/ education
    3. Corporate/Employer Programs - Incentives and public information/education
    4. Community Programs - Child restraint, corporate/employer, preschool/school age, enforcement, public information/education
    5. Enforcement - Training, equipment, operations, public information/education
    6. Survey - Opinion, observation, crash reports
    7. Pre/post occupant protection surveys
    8. Purchase of child safety seats only for law enforcement checkpoints, training and special needs
  3. Examples of Program Evaluation Measures
    1. Fatalities and injuries (except pedestrian and motorcycle/ bicycle). Head injuries and fatalities related to occupant protection usage and non-usage.
    2. Occupant protection usage rates for children and adults.
    3. Child Restraint and Corporate Employer Programs - Number and types of programs and percent of target population being reached by program.
    4. Enforcement - Number of total seat belt citations, total number of child safety seat citations, seat belt citations per shift/unit/hour, seat belt citations between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Thursday through Sunday or during other hours.

Source: The Guidelines for the Submission of Highway Safety Grant Applications.