Highway Safety Planning Survey 2014

PennDOT is conducting a survey of licensed Pennsylvania drivers relating to several highway safety topics.

We would appreciate your time and honesty in answering the questions below. Your answers will be anonymous and help us better identify Pennsylvania's highway safety needs.

Basic Information

Are you a registered Pennsylvania Driver?
AYes
BNo
What is your gender?
AMale
BFemale
What is your age?
What Pennsylvania County do you reside in?

Seat Belt Use

How often do you use seat belts when you drive or ride in a car, van, sport utility vehicle or pick up?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
In the past 60 days, have you read, seen or heard anything about seat belt law enforcement by police?
AYes
BNo
What do you think the chances are of getting a ticket if you don't wear your safety belt?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
Would you support a law that made it a primary offense for adults in the front seat of a vehicle to not wear a seat belt?
AYes
BNo

Impaired Driving

In the past 60 days, how many times have you driven a motor vehicle within 2 hours after drinking alcoholic beverages??
A0
B1-3
C3+
In the past 30 days, have you read, seen or heard anything about alcohol impaired driving (or drunk driving) enforcement by police?
AYes
BNo
What do you think the chances are of someone getting arrested if they drive after drinking?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
In Pennsylvania, people convicted of a second or subsequent offense of DUI are required to have an ignition interlock system installed on their vehicle for one year. Would you support a law that requires any person convicted of a first or subsequent DUI offense to have an ignition interlock system installed?
AYes
BNo

Speeding

On a local road with a speed limit of 25 mph, how often do you drive faster than 35 mph?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
On a road with a speed limit of 65 mph, how often do you drive faster than 75 mph?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
In the past 30 days, have you read, seen or heard anything about speed enforcement by police?
AYes
BNo
What do you think the chances are of getting a ticket if you drive over the speed limit?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
Currently, the Pennsylvania State Police only have the ability to utilize radar technology to help decrease speeding on our roadways. Would you support granting local police departments the ability to use radar for speed enforcement?
AYes
BNo
Would you support a law that permits camera-based automated speed enforcement in roadway work zones?
AYes
BNo

Motorcycles

Are you a motorcycle operator?
AYes
BNo
If you are not, then please skip the following questions about motorcycles.
Do you have a current Pennsylvania motorcycle license?
AYes
BNo
In the past 60 days, how many times have you driven a motorcycle within two hours after drinking alcoholic beverages?
A0
B1-3
C4-6
D6+
While riding your motorcycle, how often do you speed (10 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit)?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
How often do you and your passengers wear helmets and other protective gear while riding on a motorcycle?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
Would you support a mandatory helmet law for all motorcycle riders?
AYes
BNo

Distracted Driving

How often do you drive while talking on a hand-held cell phone?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
How often do you text or check email while driving?
AAlways
BMost of the time
CHalf the time
DRarely
ENever
Do you use a hands-free device if you must talk on a cell phone call while driving?
AYes
BNo
In Pennsylvania, drivers under the age of 18, within the first 6 months of a junior license, cannot drive with more than one non-family passenger under 18. Would you support a law that extended this passenger restriction to all drivers under the age of 18?
AYes
BNo
Please rank the four highway safety focus areas you just answered questions on in the order of most important to least important to address on Pennsylvania’s roads. Select one number per focus area, with 1 being the highest importance and 4 being the lowest.
Speeding & Aggressive Driving
Impaired Driving
Distracted Driving
Occupant Protection (Seat Belt Use)

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