Senior Research Associate
Robert Chaffe has assisted on various NHTSA evaluations involving highly publicized media/enforcement programs used to improve safety belt usage and decrease drunk driving (i.e., Click It or Ticket and Over the Limit Under Arrest). He has directed and staffed NHTSA/BIA evaluations pertaining to belt use in Native American Territories across the United States. He has been in charge of training observers, scheduling, data collection/entry oversight and overall project management for Florida statewide observational surveys for the past 5+ years. Robert has managed very large field data collection activities for NHTSA’s demonstration projects/evaluation including year-long night traffic enforcement demonstration programs in North Carolina and West Virginia and the More Cops, More Stops program evaluation. Both of these projects included surveys of awareness, observational data collection and roadside interviews/surveys of BAC.
Robert currently manages PRG’s data entry team located in our Oxford office and regularly takes the lead in the overall training, coordination, scheduling and data collection oversight for various data collection related projects. He is an experienced observational and face-to-face interview survey trainer, specifically in regards to seat belts, impaired driving, commercial truck driving and distracted driving. Robert obtained his Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Mississippi.