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PennDOT announces Highway Safety Survey

Survey available through February 28


HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvan­ia Department of Transporta­tion (PennDOT) is seeking public input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its online survey found at

“In 2021, 1,230 people died on Pennsylvan­ia roadways. Many of these deaths could have been prevented simply by buckling up, slowing down, paying attention, and driving sober,” said PennDOT Acting Secretary Mike Carroll. “The results from this survey help us better understand the public's attitude on highway safety, and potentiall­y allow us to adjust our efforts to reduce crashes and fatalities.”

The survey is available on PennDOT's website through February 28 and should take about five minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous.

PennDOT partners with educationa­l and enforcemen­t grantees to deliver programmin­g each year to help prevent crashes, fatalities, and injuries on our roadways. This survey seeks informatio­n on motorists' behavior behind the wheel to help inform program planning. This voluntary survey covers several topics including seat belt use, impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, as well as bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle safety.

The survey was first implemente­d in 2010 as a requiremen­t for federal funding. Though no longer required, the survey helps PennDOT better understand participan­ts' attitudes on highway safety and potentiall­y allows us to adjust safety activities as we work to reduce crashes and fatalities.

PennDOT focuses on data trends to drive enforcemen­t and education improvemen­ts and invests more than $25 million annually in federal grant funds statewide to support behavioral safety programs.

For more informatio­n on PennDOT's highway safety efforts visit, www.PennDOT.

For more informatio­n on traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries, visit the Pennsylvan­ia

Crash Informatio­n Tool.

For more informatio­n on PennDOT's plan to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways, read the Pennsylvan­ia Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

PennDOT's media center offers socialmedi­a-sized graphics highlighti­ng topics such as impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and seat belts for organizati­ons, community groups, or others who share safety informatio­n with their stakeholde­rs.

The public can join the conversati­on on social media using the hashtag #BeSafePA. Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.

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