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BEHP1113: Behavior Analysis and Traffic Safety

Time limit: 60 days
3.5 credits

$45.50 Enroll

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**Important: This course contains information included in course BEHP1116.**

If you have completed or have registered for course BEHP1116, please do not register for this course.**


Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
Credit: 3.5 Learning BACB CEs

Presenter: Ronald Van Houten, Ph.D.

Course Description: Explains how one conducts research studies in the area of traffic safety. Information is provided on how typical measures are used, how to select a measure and a variety of behavioral principles that are usually employed. Examples are then discussed from work in the areas of pedestrian safety, increasing seat belt use and reducing motorist speeding behavior. These examples will illustrate how the measures are used and how treatments are selected. 


  • List three types of measurement used in traffic safety.
  • List and provide examples of the five general treatment strategies in traffic safety.
  •  Discuss how five of the following have been useful to increase pedestrian safety:
    • advance or offset stop bars;
    • leading pedestrian phase;
    • hot buttons;
    • buttons that confirm press;
    • wide turning radius and wide lanes;
    • countdown signals and signals that remind you to look; and
    • signs that prompt drivers of turning vehicles to look.
  • Discuss the areas of change for both pedestrians and drivers to increase pedestrian safety.
  • Describe the behavior principles for signs, markings and signals.
  • Describe three important considerations in the use of a treatment package for pedestrian safety.
  • Discuss the use of a lenient criterion (20 km/hr over the speed limit) versus the use of a stringent criterion (10 km/hr over the speed limit) and the effects on drivers speeding.

Keywords: Traffic safety, pedestrian, seat belt, motorist, speeding

Rating: This course will be useful for individuals interested in traffic safety in the field of behavior analysis. Participants should be familiar with the basics of behavior analysis in terms of importance and the basics of reading behavioral research.

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)