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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
December 9, 2010

[Federal Register: December 9, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 236)]
[Page 76783-76784]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being 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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was 
published on September 13, 2010 (75 FR 55629-55630).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before [insert date 30 days 
after publication].

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: Randolph Atkins, Ph.D., Office of 
Behavioral Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, NTI-131, Room W46-500, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Atkins' phone number is 202-366-5597 and his 
e-mail address is randolph.atkins@dot.gov.

    Title: National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behavior: 2010.
    Type of Request: New information collection requirement.
    Abstract: Data from previous studies by the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has shown that 31 percent of all 
fatal crashes are directly traceable to excessive speed. In 2008, 
11,674 people died in excessive speed-related crashes. The cost of 
these crashes is approximately 40 billion dollars per year. Surveys of 
drivers' attitudes toward speeding have demonstrated a strong 
correlation between drivers' attitudes towards speeding and other 
driving behaviors and actual traffic outcomes. Models based on self-
reported measures of intentions and attitudes are used to predict 
traffic behaviors and design interventions to reduce speeding and other 
hazardous traffic actions. Some of these models stress the importance 
of attitude, habits and the interaction of habit with intention.
    NHTSA proposes to conduct a 2010 National Survey of Speeding 
Attitudes and Behavior by telephone among a sample of 6,000 adults (age 
16 and older). NHTSA's information needs require a telephone survey of 
a national probability sample of drivers in the United States that will 
provide insight into why drivers speed and which methods of enforcement 
would discourage them from speeding. The questionnaire will contain 
items on the extent to which drivers speed, demographic and typological 
descriptions of speeders, locations and times when speeding is most 
frequent, attitudes and perceptions about speeding, reasons and 
motivations for speeding, knowledge of measures to

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deter speeding, attitudes towards measures to deter speeding, and 
correlates of speeding behavior. In conducting the proposed survey, the 
interviewers would use computer-assisted telephone interviewing to 
reduce interview length and minimize recording errors. A Spanish-
language translation and bilingual interviewers would be used to 
minimize language barriers to participation. The proposed survey is the 
third in the series, which began in 1997. The 2010 survey will repeat 
many questions from previous surveys in order to monitor changes over 
time, and will also include new questions on emerging speed-related 
    Affected Public: Randomly selected members of the general public 
age 16 and older, including those in landline telephone households as 
well as those who primarily or exclusively use a cellular phone. 
Participation by all respondents would be voluntary and anonymous.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,005 hours (15 pretest interviews 
averaging 20 minutes per interview, followed by 6,000 interviews 
administered to the final survey sample averaging 20 minutes per 
    Comments are invited on the following:
    (i) 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;
    (ii) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection;
    (iii) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (iv) 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).

Jeff Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2010-31004 Filed 12-8-10; 8:45 am]

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