Young Driver Survey

Young drivers 16- to 20-years old are especially vulnerable to death and injury on our roadways with traffic crashes being the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. It is essential that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) be proactive in addressing young driver traffic This means collecting and analyzing quality data to identify the nature of young driver traffic safety problems, to guide development of intervention approaches, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. To that end, NHTSA is conducting a survey of young drivers ages 16 through 20 concerning traffic safety issues affecting young people in that age range. Five States chose to participate in the survey (Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Nebraska), and the sample will be drawn from driver license databases of those States. Contact with prospective respondents would be through the mail. Young drivers would be asked to go to a designated Web site to take the survey. Follow up mailings would include as a second response option a paper version of the questionnaire that respondents could fill out and mail back. NHTSA will administer two different versions of the questionnaire with each respondent in the participating States receiving one of the two versions. The questionnaires would cover topics such as general driving behavior, driver education and graduated driver licensing, parental oversight of driving, distraction and driving, drinking and driving, substance use and driving, drowsy driving, seat belt use, speeding and racing, crash experience, and traffic violations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

      Sifrit, Kathy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Abt SRBI, Inc.

      8405 Colesville Road, Ste 300
      Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910
    • Start Date: 20120928
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Teen Driver

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01641223
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 19 2017 12:12PM