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Recent Findings in Risk Management Described by Researchers from Old Dominion University (An investigation of state population characteristics that...

September 12, 2014



Recent Findings in Risk Management Described by Researchers from Old Dominion University (An investigation of state population characteristics that moderate the relationship of state seat belt law and use in the United States)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Fresh data on Risk Management are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Norfolk, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Primary enforcement laws have been shown to be effective methods for increasing seat belt use at the state level."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Old Dominion University, "This study investigates state differences in the effectiveness of primary enforcement laws by assessing whether a state's academic achievement, health ranking, economic prosperity, violent crime rates, government effectiveness, gender distribution, or proportion of rural roads moderate the relationship between those laws and seat belt compliance rates. Aggregate state-level academic achievement, health ranking, government effectiveness, and proportion of rural roads uniquely moderated the seat belt use differences between primary and secondary enforcement states."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This evidence suggests that cultural, social, and demographic differences among regions may be important factors in explaining state-level differences in the effectiveness of primary enforcement of seat belt laws."

For more information on this research see: An investigation of state population characteristics that moderate the relationship of state seat belt law and use in the United States. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;71():129-136. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I.K. Ash, Old Dominion University, Dept. of Psychol, Norfolk, VA 23529, United States. Additional authors for this research include A.L. Edwards and B.E. Porter.

Keywords for this news article include: Norfolk, Virginia, United States, North and Central America, Risk Management

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