Use devices such as speed cameras, laser devices, radar, etc. to enforce speed limits; devices can be permanent fixtures or be used manually by law enforcement officers
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Community Safety", "Scientifically Supported", and "Support safe travel"
Establish laws that require bicyclists to wear helmets; laws can apply to children or all bicyclists and can be established at the state or local level
Provide parents with car seats free of charge, via loan or low cost rental, often with education about proper installation and use
Share information about the importance of proper car seat use and enforce existing laws via checkpoints, dedicated law enforcement officials, etc.
Educate parents and caregivers about proper use of car seats and reward parents and/or children for correct use
Add publicity and other strategies (e.g., supplemental patrols, increased officers, etc.) to efforts to enforce existing seat belt laws
Allow law enforcement officials to stop drivers solely for failing to use a seat belt
Strengthen laws that allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges
Modify the built environment to affect traffic speed and patterns via speed humps, pedestrian center crossing islands, roundabouts, etc.
Require all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet; laws are established statewide and may also include mopeds and scooters