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Accession Number PB2014-102436
Title 2011 National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behaviors.
Publication Date Dec 2013
Media Count 182p
Personal Author L. Kostyniuk M. Mack P. Schroeder
Abstract The 2011 National Survey of Speeding Attitudes and Behavior (NSSAB) is the third in a series of surveys on speeding that have provided data to help further the understanding of driving behavior and to contribute to the development of countermeasures and interventions to reduce speeding. Like the previous studies, this survey yields national estimates of behavior and attitudes toward speeding in the United States. The present study differs from the earlier studies in that it developed and used a driver typology based on the pattern of responses across six speeding behavior questions. Cluster analysis identified three distinct groups of drivers with similar overall behavioral tendencies and, among those categorized, 30% are nonspeeders, 40% are sometime speeders, and 30% are speeders. Driver type is a powerful predictor of norms and attitudes toward speeding behavior, speeding countermeasures, experience with sanctions and crash experience. This report details the findings from the 2011 NSSAB, examining the data using the above mentioned driver typology as well as standard demographics. In the final chapter, results from the current study are compared to those of the 2002 NSSAB and the 1997 NSSAB. Using data from over the last 14 years allows us to identify trends in speeding and driving behavior, especially as new technologies such as cell phones become more pervasive in the driving community.
Keywords Attitudes
Cell phones
Data collection
Driving distractions
Speeding countermeasures
Traffic safety
Unsafe driving

Source Agency Highway Traffic Safety
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
88B - Information Systems
Corporate Author National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Behavioral Safety Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1407
Contract Number DTNH22-08-F-00129

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