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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review


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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

Jeff Michael
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
10 August 2017


[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 153 (Thursday, August 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37509-37510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16599]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements: Agency 
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and the expected burden. The agency did not 
receive comments on the Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Byrd, Office of Behavioral 
Safety Research (NPD-320), National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W46-466, Washington, DC 
20590. Ms. Byrd's phone number is 202-366-5595 and her email address is 
Mary.Byrd@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Psychological Constructs Related to Seat Belt Use (PCRSBU).
    Type of Request: New information collection requirement.
    Abstract: Seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45% among drivers 
and front-seat passenger car occupants and by 60% among drivers and 
front-seat light truck occupants across all crash types--yet, not 
everyone uses a seat belt on every trip. According to the latest 
National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), seat belt use in the 
United States was 90% in 2016. Although a high percentage of people 
were observed wearing seat belts through NOPUS, among passenger vehicle 
occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, only 52% were 
wearing a seat belt. Thus, there is still room to save lives by getting 
more people to wear seat belts. In order to develop programs with 
potential to reach those who do not wear seat belts, we need to know as 
much as we can about this group. Currently, we know a lot about the 
demographic correlates of seat belt use (e.g., age, gender), but we do 
not know much about other individual-level contributors to nonuse. The 
purpose of this research is to identify psychological constructs and 
psychosocial factors associated with the non-use and part-time use of 
seat belts to inform the development of countermeasures.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes 
to conduct a nationally representative web-based survey using the 
Growth for Knowledge (GfK) KnowledgePanel, a probability-based web 
panel that has

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been in existence since 1999, to identify psychological constructs and 
psychosocial factors associated with the non-use and part-time use of 
seat belts. The survey would measure self-reported seat belt use, 
psychosocial factors, and psychological constructs to understand how 
these factors are related. The proposed survey is titled, 
``Psychological Constructs Related to Seat Belt Use'' (PCRSBU).
    Affected Public: Under this proposed data collection, the potential 
respondent universe would be U.S. residents aged 16 years or older who 
have driven or ridden in a motor vehicle within the past year. Survey 
participants would be recruited from the KnowledgePanel using email 
invitations to obtain 6,000 completed surveys. Each participant would 
complete a single survey; there would be no request for additional 
follow-up information or response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total respondent burden for this 
data collection would be 2,070 hours. NHTSA would contact a maximum of 
20,394 KnowledgePanel panelists by email to obtain 6,000 completed 
interviews. Of the 20,394 panelists contacted, it is estimated that 
approximately 50% or 10,197 potential respondents would log into the 
web portal to complete the screener instrument. The estimated burden 
for the screener is 170 hours (10,197 * 1 minute = 10,197 minutes/60 = 
170 hours). Based upon the screening questions as well as the sampling 
plan, it is estimated 510 respondents would not be eligible and that 
3,371 eligible respondents would not be sampled. Based upon a 95% 
completion rate among the 6,316 sampled respondents, it is anticipated 
that 6,000 respondents would complete the full survey. The estimated 
burden for the full survey, which would average 19 minutes in length, 
is 1,900 hours (6,000 * 19 minutes = 114,000 minutes/60 = 1,900 hours). 
The estimated burden for this data collection is 170 hours for the 
screener and 1,900 hours for the full survey for a total of 2,070 
hours.
    Comments are invited on the following:
     Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 
days of publication.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2017.
Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-16599 Filed 8-9-17; 8:45 am]
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