PAM METHODS - Department of Transportation will evaluate...

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(b) Methods: Objective question 1 will be evaluated by examining statistical data compiled by the Automobile Club of Southern California comparing the percentage of drivers observed text messaging while driving before and after the ban was implemented. Objective question 2 will be evaluated by examining records of traffic fatalities and injuries collected by the police reported Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS), and the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey. Both naturalistic and simulated driving studies will be employed to determine what, if any, causal relationship exists between text messaging while driving and traffic accidents/fatalities. Objective question 3 will be answered by evaluating alternative approaches presented by Gostin et al., Daniel Vasquez, and the U.S.
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Unformatted text preview: Department of Transportation. will evaluate the monetary and societal costs and benefits of later school start times. Data involving transportation schedules and state funding will be evaluated. Results will be reported in part (c) of Research Results and Analysis. Objective question 4 will be evaluated by considering results and outcomes from California Automobile Association data and from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studies. Objective question 5 will be evaluated by identifying and analyzing problems with red light camera implementation in cities that already use automated enforcement. Objective question 6 will be evaluated by gaining insight from states that do not use red light cameras by analyzing state officials’ statements made in newspaper articles....
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