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1. Report No. 2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

National Survey of Speeding and Other Unsafe Driving Actions
Volume III: Countermeasures

5. Report Date

September 15, 1998

6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

John Boyle, Ph.D.; Stephen Dienstfrey, M.A.; and Alyson Sothoron

8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc.
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Research and Traffic Records
400 7th St. S.W.
Washington D.C. 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report

14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes

The Contracting Officer's Technical Representative was Marvin M. Levy, Ph.D.

16. Abstract

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) commissioned the research firm of Schulman, Ronca, & Bucuvalas, Inc. (SRBI) to conduct the Nationwide Survey Regarding Speeding and Other Unsafe Driving Actions. Between February 20 and April 11, 1997 SRBI conducted a total of 6,000 telephone interviews among a national population sample. The percentages provided in the report are weighted to accurately reflect the national population of drivers age 16 or older.

Volume I: Methodology Report describes the methods used to develop the questionnaires and conduct the interviews. It also contains copies of the questionnaires. Volume II: Driver Attitudes and Behaviors reports respondents' attitudes toward speeding and speed limits; attitudes about unsafe and aggressive driving; experience riding with unsafe and aggressive drivers; frequency and patterns of specific unsafe driving actions; attitudes about and personal experience with enforcement; and crash experience. This report, Volume III: Countermeasures reports on drivers' attitudes regarding the acceptability and effectiveness of proposed countermeasures, including photo- enforcement, that may discourage speeding and unsafe driving.

17. Key Words

speeding, crash experience, unsafe driving, photo enforcement, aggressive driving, automated enforcement, speed limits

18. Distribution Statement

Document is available through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161

19. Security Classif. (of this report)


20. Security Classif. (of this page)


21. No. of Pages


22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)

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