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About the Study


Intervention Strategies for Effective Distracted Driving Laws


Public opinion supports laws that restrict cell phone use while driving, yet drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk.

Funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant awarded to Dr. Beth Ebel, this study will improve the implementation and enforcement of Washington's distracted driving laws by:


  • generating data to prevent distracted driving injuries.
  • producing a public health law database to evaluate interventions that can be used in other states.


The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center partners with the Washington Target Zero Task Force, Public Health - Seattle & King County leadership, and King County Prosecutorial leadership on the research.


Comments or suggestions? Contact stopdd@uw.edu.