Conduct National Surveys on Distracted Driving

This project will assess and monitor attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to distracted and unsafe driving practices by conducting a national telephone survey of a randomly selected sample of drivers ages 16 and older. A minimum of 6,000 U.S. drivers will be surveyed using a dual frame sampling method (landline and cell phone only). The survey will be administered in English and Spanish. The project also requires analyses of the survey data and a final report describing the background, methods, and results. The results will be compared to the baseline survey conducted in Fall 2010. One survey was conducted in 2012. A second survey was conducted in 2015.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See "National Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors – 2012" (DOT HS 811 729, April 2013) and "Traffic Tech: National Telephone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors – 2012" (DOT HS 811 730, April 2013).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $2,248,556
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Kristie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Abt SRBI Incorporated

  • Start Date: 20110923
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Distracted driving

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490049
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-11-F-00355
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2013 1:01AM