Safety

Seat Belt Survey Results

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2019 Seat Belt Survey Report Atelior, LLC conducted a comprehensive seat-belt usage study in the State of Colorado from June 2 to June 15, 2019. Trained observers collected data at 770 sites in 31 counties. A total of 148,095 vehicles were observed, including cars, vans, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks, and select commercial vehicles (10,000 pounds and under). Drivers and front seat outboard passengers of the eligible vehicles were observed for seat-belt usage at predetermined observation sites throughout the state.
2018 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
2017 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
2017 Rural Colorado Seat Belt Survey
2016 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
2016 Rural Colorado Seat Belt Survey
2015 Statewide Seat Belt Survey This report presents the results of a statewide seat belt usage study conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). The primary objective of this study was to provide an estimate of the seat belt usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2015.
2014 State of Colorado Teen Seat Belt Survey The annual seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 21 through May 2, 2014. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 200 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
2014 State of Colorado STATEWIDE Seat Belt Survey This report presents the results of a statewide seat belt usage study conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). The primary objective of this study was to provide an estimate of the seat belt usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2014.
2014 State of Colorado Pre-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey In May 2014, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 222 sites in 29 counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 11 through 17, 2014, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks, and select commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under.
2014 State of Colorado Child Safety Restraint System, Booster, and Juvenile Seat Belt Survey The Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) at Colorado State University conducted a comprehensive study of child safety restraint systems (child car seats and booster seats) and juvenile seat belt usage from June 15 through 28, 2014. The survey was designed to collect and analyze data related to usage of seat belts for drivers, safety restraint systems for children (newborn - 4 years), and booster and seat belt usage for juveniles (5 - 15 years). Vehicles included in the survey were passenger cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs used for private transportation. Commercial vehicles were not included in the study.
2013 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey The Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) at Colorado State University conducted a comprehensive study of child safety restraint systems (child car seats and booster seats) and juvenile seat belt usage from June 16 through 29, 2013. The survey was designed to collect and analyze data related to usage of seat belts for drivers, safety restraint systems for children (newborn - 4 years), and booster and seat belt usage for juveniles (5 - 15 years). Vehicles included in the survey were passenger cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs used for private transportation. Commercial vehicles were not included in the study.
2013 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey The annual seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 15 through 26, 2013. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 200 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
2013 CDOT Statewide Seat Belt Survey This report presents the results of a statewide seat belt usage study conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). The primary objective of this study was to provide an estimate of the seat belt usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2013.
2013 CDOT Pre-mobilization Seat Belt Survey In May 2013, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 225 sites in 29 counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 5 through 11, 2013, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks, and select commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under.
2012 Statewide Seat Belt Survey This report presents the results of a seat belt usage study conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). The primary objective of this study was to determine the seat belt usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2012.
2012 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey A seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 23 through May 4, 2012. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 205 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
2012 CDOT Pre-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey In May 2012, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 221 sites in 29 counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 13 through 19, 2012, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks, and select commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under.
2011 Statewide Seat Belt Survey The primary objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive statewide seat belt usage survey in order to determine the usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2011. The statewide survey was conducted in the same month (June) as preceding surveys with essentially the same field observers used in previous studies in order to leverage the training and experience and to maintain statistical confidence in the data-gathering task. The survey was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety. Observational data were analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management with the assistance of the Franklin A. Graybill Statistical Laboratory of the College of Natural Sciences.
2011 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey August 2011 - The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of child safety restraint systems, booster, and juvenile seat belt usage for the State of Colorado in 2011. Observations were conducted over a two-week period from June 19 through July 2, 2011 immediately following the 2011 Statewide Survey. The study was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). Observational data were collected and analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management.
2011 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey A seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 11 through April 22, 2011. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 206 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
2011 CDOT Pre-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey In May 2011, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment of drivers and outboard front seat passengers of non-commercial vehicles in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 71 sites in nine counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 1 through May 7, 2011, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
2010 Statewide Seat Belt Survey The primary objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive statewide seat belt usage survey in order to determine the usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2010. The statewide survey was conducted in the same month (June) as preceding surveys with essentially the same field observers used in previous studies in order to leverage the training and experience and to maintain statistical confidence in the data-gathering task. The survey was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety. Observational data were analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management with the assistance of the Franklin A. Graybill Statistical Laboratory of the College of Natural Sciences.
2010 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of child safety restraint system and juvenile seat belt usage for the State of Colorado in 2010.
2010 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey A seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles in the State of Colorado was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from May 3 through May 14, 2010. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 206 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
2008 Statewide Seat Belt Usage Final Report The primary objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive statewide seat belt usage survey in order to determine the usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2008. The statewide survey was conducted in the same month (June) as preceding surveys with essentially the same observer staff as used in previous studies in order to leverage the training and experience and to maintain statistical confidence in the data-gathering task.
2008 Child Restraint Juvenile Seatbelt Study The purpose of the project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of child safety restraint system usage and seat belt usage for juveniles for the State of Colorado in 2008. Observations for child car seat and juvenile seat belt usage were conducted over a two-week period from June 15 to June 28 immediately following the 2008 Statewide Survey. The study was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University, under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety. Observational data were collected and analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management.
2008 CDOT 16-20 Seat Belt Usage Survey Final Report A seat belt usage assessment of 16 to 20 year old drivers and front seat passengers of non-commercial vehicles in the State of Colorado was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 7 through April 18, 2008. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Safety and Traffic Engineering Branch, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 208 sites in 17 counties across the State of Colorado.
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