North Dakota Statewide Traffic Safety Survey, 2013: Traffic Safety Performance Measures for State and Federal Agencies

The initial statewide driver traffic safety survey provides baseline metrics for the Traffic Safety Office (TSO) and others in understanding perceptions and behaviors related to focus issues. A core set of questions addresses nationally agreed upon priorities, including seat belts, drinking and driving, and speeding. In addition to the core issues, questions were included to better understand views on specific programs and activities. Results show that many North Dakota drivers have adopted safe driving practices, but it is apparent that additional efforts are needed to improve safety on the state's roads. This study – along with those conducted between 2010 and 2012 – reveal that western North Dakotans are far less exposed to messages about sobriety checkpoints. In a portion of the state that is rapidly succumbing to change via a growing energy sector and oil extraction, it may be beneficial to make residents in this half of the state more aware of this traffic safety tool.


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  • Accession Number: 01495162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DP-265
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2013 10:58AM