Congratulations to our former student, Nolan Outlaw for joint publication with Dr. Lee!

Our former MS. Economics student have a joint publication with Dr. Lee in journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior.

Title: The antecedents of mandatory motorcycle helmet legislation enhancing behavior


  • Favorable attitudes toward helmet safety generally increase helmet utilization.
  • Utilization rates are 10–20 percentage points higher among motorcyclists with favorable beliefs.
  • Helmet utilization rates are roughly 25 percentage points higher in states with helmet laws.
  • Helmet laws increase use of conspicuously colored helmets and out-of-state travel.