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Title:North Dakota Statewide Traffic Safety Survey, 2011: Traffic Safety Performance Measures for State and Federal Agencies
Authors:Kimberly Vachal, Laurel Benson, and Andrew Kubas
Publication Date:Aug 2011
Report #:DP-242
TRID #:01446504
Keywords:behavior, distraction, drunk driving, seat belts, speeding, surveys, traffic safety
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



The initial statewide driver traffic safety survey provides baseline metrics for the 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 practices, but it is apparent that additional efforts are needed to improve safety on the state's roads. Within the entire driver population, a target driver group of young male drivers engages in relatively high-risk driving practices and has some disregard for reducing potential for crash injury through consistent seat belt use. A few substantial differences in seat belt use, speeding, and distracted driving were found in comparing drivers by region and geography.

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Vachal, Kimberly, Laurel Benson, and Andrew Kubas. North Dakota Statewide Traffic Safety Survey, 2011 - Traffic Safety Performance Measures for State and Federal Agencies, DP-242. North Dakota State University, Fargo: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, 2011.

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