From child passenger safety to drunk driving, our research covers a variety of topics in the traffic safety world. The research found here stems from focus groups held around the United States.
If you have any questions regarding the research found here, please contact us.
Buzzed Driving Prevention / Tracking Survey Report
This report focuses on the core campaign audience of males 21-35, but findings for General Market adults 21+ are also reported.
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Towards a New Campaign to Prevent Drug-Impaired Driving
In partnership with the Advertising Council and Reprise, NHTSA is developing a new social norming campaign to deter drug impaired driving amongst 18-34-year-old males.
NHTSA Drug Impaired Driving
Report of findings from focus froups to assess TV commercial ideas.
Buzzed Driving Prevention
A tracking survey report.
NHTSA Drug Impaired Driving
Autonomous Vehicle Acceptance Focus Groups
This research was undertaken to better understand the best ways for NHTSA to communicate and educate consumers about the advantages and positive impact automation technology can have in saving lives.
NHTSA DSOGPO Topline Report
Hispanic Creative Concepts for NHTSA's National Awareness Campaign to Reduce Alcohol-Impaired Driving.
NHTSA Impaired Driving Segmentation Playbook
This playbook will introduce you to four at-risk driver segments identified via quantitative survey and analysis of U.S. drivers. The segments are profiled by lifestyle traits, alcohol consumption, and perceptions of drunk driving.
Buzzed Driving Research Debrief
NHTSA, in partnership with the Ad Council and COG, have developed advertising to support the Buzzed Driving Prevention campaign. The Blank Project, along with Informer Research and Strategy, have designed and executed a round of qualitative research to explore how the ideas are being perceived, and what - if anything, could maximize their clarity and appeal.
Child Passenger Safety Research General Market
The overall purpose of this research was to increase awareness about proper restraint use for children up to age 12. Creative concepts were tested in order to determine which one was most impactful and motivated respondents to seek more information.
Underage Drinking and Driving Project / Creative Development Research
Six focus groups of Teen Friendship pairs were conducted in Chicago IL and Paramus NJ (3 in each city). These teens were socially active 16-18 year old teens of driving age in each city who drink alcohol at least occasionally. They attend parties with friends and are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. We were trying to learn, among other things, how do we determine which campaign/idea/execution is showing the most promise.
Texting & Driving PSA Communication Check
On behalf of The Ad Council and NHTSA, Pereira & O’Dell developed two creative approaches for texting and driving public service announcements (PSAs). The team wanted to gauge consumer reaction, receptivity, and potential for behavioral impact prior to deciding which creative approach to move forward.
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.
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.
Speeding Campaign Exploratory Research
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.
Preventing Underage Drinking and DrivingStrategic Exploratory: A partnership of the Ad Council, NHTSA, and Merkley & Partners
"Click It or Ticket" TV Commercial Concepts Topline Report
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.
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Drunk Driving Topline Report
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 to assess participants views on TV commercial ideas and taglines to support the new campaign.
"Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" Final Report
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.
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