Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient=s Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

5. Report Date

National Survey of Speeding and Other Unsafe Driving Actions

Volume I: Methodology

September 15, 1998

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

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

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc.

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 820

Silver Spring, MD 20910

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Office of Research and Traffic Records

400 7th St. S.W.

Washington D.C. 20590

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 National Survey of 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.

This report, Volume I, 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. 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

18. Distribution Statement

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

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19. Security Classif. (of this report)

20. Security Classif. (of this page)

21. No. of Pages

22. Price





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