Legislation and Safety Programs

Map of Michigan child safety technicians

Mapping locations of child passenger safety technicians in Michigan.

Crash simulation graphic

Simulating crashes into roadside barriers

Graph of motivations of child passenger safety technicians

Identifying motivations of child passenger safety technicians.

Tether label

Evaluating options to improve tether use in pickup trucks.

Motorcycle injuries before and after legislation changes

Comparing motorcyclist injury patterns before and after changes to Michigan’s helmet law.

Proper belt fit graphic

Evaluating instruction to improve belt fit.

graph of predicted helps use

Predicting motorcycle helmet use.

Pediatric injury risk by age: Optimal, Sub-optimal, Unrestrained

Predicting pediatric injury risk by occupant restraint type and age.

Many UMTRI researchers assess how legislation and safety programs change occupant behavior and improve safety. UMTRI’s research findings have influenced public policies, safety regulations, industry standards and product design. Recent topics in this area have included motorcycle helmets, child passenger safety, impaired driving, seatbelts, texting, roadside hardware, and LATCH hardware. 

Selected Publications