National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors

In the United States a number of surveys have asked drivers if they have fallen asleep while driving, and the survey results have shown which demographic characteristics are predictive of falling asleep while driving. These surveys have also shown that the public sees drowsy drivers as a dangerous risk on the roads. In recent years there have been a number of drowsy driving laws proposed throughout the United States, and laws were recently passed in New Jersey and Arkansas. Unfortunately not much is known about drowsy driving knowledge or attitudes, or how laws may impact these characteristics. The primary objective of this project is to conduct a nationally representative survey of a randomly selected sample of drivers on their attitudes, behavior and awareness of drowsy driving. A secondary objective is to collect additional survey data in New Jersey and/or Arkansas. Understanding the public’s attitudes and knowledge is an important step in designing and deploying education and other countermeasures that will impact the incidence of drowsy driving across the United States.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Proposed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

      Byrd, Mary

    • Start Date: 20160929
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01612991
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 5 2016 12:16PM