Benefits and compensation.
For most participants in the SHRP2 study, the most important benefit is the knowledge that they’re participating in a project that has the potential to make driving safer and save lives for years to come.
This research comes at a critical time. The United States was, for many years, the safest place to drive in the world. However, in terms of fatality rate, the United States dropped to 2nd in 1995, and to 9th in 2003.
In addition to improving driving safety, data gathered during the study will be used by researchers and have the potential to dramatically improve road and traffic flow planning, increase fuel efficiency, and even influence the design of future automobiles.
Qualified participants will be eligible for financial compensation of $500 for each year they're in the study. There will also be semi-annual drawings for $1,000 for every 150 active participants in Erie County.