Project Description

Your Car Should Be This Responsive

Post-exposure driving patterns and behaviors changed significantly, and drivers who remained on the roads engaged in more risky behavior, including speeding, failing to wear seat belts, and driving under the influence. Extreme speeds became more common, while the evidence also shows that fewer people involved in crashes used their seat belts. It is to be noted that these analyses merely point to the prevalence of such factors in the crash and should not be interpreted as causative factors.


Research on previous threats has identified demographic and attitudinal factors influencing adherence with protective behaviours. Crime analysis can assist with these efforts by providing research and analysis of disorder indicators such as traffic accidents, noise complaints, or trespass warnings that can assist officers in addressing these issues before they become more serious problems.


Cultural and political psychology integrate individual- and group-level differences to understand social behavior, thus should provide valuable insights into how people adjust their social behavior to comply. Field information such as suspicious activity calls for service, criminal trespass warnings, and persons with scars, marks, or tattoos is also considered in the analysis.