|Authors:||Tor-Olav Nævestad, Astrid Helene Amundsen, Beate Elvebakk, Karen Ranestad|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2094-3|
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The main aim of the current study was to develop a template to guide the evaluation of Trygg Trafikk’s Traffic-Safe Municipality scheme. It has been a request from the principals that the template should be used for reaccreditation, and that it should focus on the "soft" aspects (e.g. ways of thinking, attitudes) of Traffic-safe Municipalities. We cannot examine effect on accidents, as numbers are too small. The template will be used to reapprove accredited municipalities. Our work to develop the template was guided by interviews, field work, literature studies, questionnaires and study of accident levels. The proposed template was tested out in three municipalities accredited for varying lengths of time. The municipality that had been accredited for longest scored more positively on measures of familiarity with the scheme, increased focus on (traffic) safety at work and new ways to think about safety. Our data and design are insufficient to assess the effects of Traffic Safe Municipalities. We have a little and biased sample, no control groups or pre-measurements.