Transportation Seminar Series
Occupant Protection in North Dakota
Nov. 22, 2011 (2:00 - 2:50 p.m., IACC 422)
Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent serious injury and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes, yet there are still people who choose not to use this protection. How effective are seat belts at preventing serious injury and death in motor vehicle crashes? Do predictors of seat belt use exist? What is the usage rate in North Dakota as compared to the rest of the United States? This seminar will discuss overall seat belt use in the United States, predictors of seat belt use, as well as take a close-up look at seat belt use in North Dakota.
Andrea Huseth, Associate Research Fellow, Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – NDSU
Andrea Huseth is an associate research fellow at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Rural Transportation Safety and Security Center. She specializes in research related to traffic safety, including child passenger safety, older driver issues, impaired driving, and occupant protection. Her research experience spans 15 years, including positions at the North Dakota State Data Center and MeritCare Health System. Huseth received her B.S. and M.S. in Sociology from NDSU, in addition to a B.A. in Secondary Education from MSUM. She is currently enrolled in the Human Development doctoral program at NDSU, with hopes of obtaining her PhD in Gerontology.