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February 2015
2015 "Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time." Logo Treatment Market Research
NHTSA tested new logo treatment ideas to support its social norming seat belt tagline "Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time." Assessments of multiple logo treatments were made among research participants during the Click It or Ticket advertising campaign focus groups. The participants were men ages 18-34 who self-reported to be part-time or non-users of seat belts.

arrow 2015 Buckle Up Logo Focus Groups Topline Report

February 2015
2015 "Click It or Ticket" National TV Ad Campaign Market Research
NHTSA developed a new campaign to support the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement effort. In developing the 2015 campaign, NHTSA conducted ten (10) focus groups total in 4 cities - Richmond, Phoenix, Houston, and Atlanta - to assess participant response on TV commercial concepts.

arrow 2015 CIOT Focus Groups Topline Report

October 2014
NHTSA is at the exploratory stage for insights and understanding that will help guide strategic planning and messaging campaign development to curb dangerous speeding behavior.

arrow 2014 Speed Campaign Creative Brief
arrow 2014 Speeding Exploratory Focus Groups Topline Report

March 2012
NHTSA developed a new campaign to support the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement effort. In developing the 2012 campaign, NHTSA held four (4) focus groups in each of two (2) cities - Kansas City and Seattle - to assess participant response on TV commercial concepts.

arrow Topline report: Findings from the eight focus groups to assess TV commercial ideas to support CIOT
arrow Creative concept: "Bobbleheads"
arrow Creative concept: "Dinged"
arrow Creative concept: "Fake-a-Rooney"
arrow Creative concept: "It's Beginning"

August 2011
NHTSA launched the new impaired driving campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over to support the ongoing high visibility enforcement (HVE) efforts. In developing the campaign, NHTSA held focus groups in Oklahoma City last year to assess participants views on TV commercial ideas and taglines to support the new campaign. The findings were as follows:

arrow Drunk Driving Topline Report (March 2011)
arrow Drunk Driving Topline Report (April 2011)
arrow Combined Messaging Topline Report (August 2011)
arrow Oklahoma City Focus Groups - Day 1
arrow Oklahoma City Focus Groups - Day 2

August 2011
NHTSA and the Ad Council conducted eight (8) focus groups in two (2) cities in order to gain understanding of the most contemporary and motivating messages to prevent "Buzzed" driving amongst drivers, ages 21-34. Below is the final report of why, when, and how the consumer research was conducted and what the results were based on analyses of the raw data.

arrow BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING: Qualitative Advertising Research Report

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