U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
NAME OF AGENCY
ADDRESS OF AGENCY
CITY, STATE, ZIP
This survey of licensed drivers is being conducted for (insert name of agency or community) and will take only a few minutes of your time. Since a good response rate is essential for trustworthy results, we would very much appreciate your completing the questionnaire and returning it to the address above. To insure anonymity, do NOT put your name on the form.
When you are driving, what traffic violations do you see other drivers committing? Check as many as you recall.
How do YOU define running a red light?
How often do you see others run red lights?
Have you ever seen the police ticket someone who has run a red light?
Have you ever run a red light as you described it?
How did it happen? (check any factors involved in your running a red light)
Out of 100 drivers who run a red light in (insert name of community), how many do you think will actually be stopped and ticketed by the police?
Out of 100 instances where someone runs a red light in (insert name of community), how many do you think will result in a collision, with the car hitting another car, a pedestrian, or a cyclist?
In how many of these cases do you think someone will be hurt?
Do you recall seeing or hearing any advertising about safe driving in the last three months? The advertising might have been on the radio, on television, in a newspaper, on a billboard, or somewhere else.
(If Yes) Please describe what you saw or heard.
[MODIFY QUESTIONS 12-18 TO REFLECT ANY LOCAL ADS RUNNING IN YOUR AREA]
Three ads or public service announcements are described briefly below. Please indicate whether you recall seeing or hearing any of them.
“Stop at Red” – This ad shows two impatient drivers who crash at an intersection because they were both trying to jump the light. It uses the line “So does she.”
“We’re Putting a Stop to Red-Light Runners for Good – Your Good” – This ad shows a police officer talking about the crashes he has seen. He says they are going to be watching out for red-light runners.
[IF YOU ANSWERED “NO” OR “NOT SURE” TO ALL THREE PARTS OF QUESTION 12, SKIP TO QUESTION 19.]
Do you recall seeing or hearing ads or information on red-light running anywhere else in the last three months?
(If Yes) Please indicate where the ads or information appeared. Check all that apply.
Please note anything you happen to remember about any of these ads or information:
Have you changed your driving in any way as a result of seeing or hearing any of these ads?
(If Yes) In what particular way have you changed something about your driving?
Which ad, if any, made you change your driving?
Have you ever heard of the Federal Highway Administration?
(If Yes) Do you happen to know what this agency does?
(If Yes) Please write here anything you remember about what this agency does:
Finally, we need some background information for analysis purposes. A reminder: since your name does not appear on the questionnaire, the answers cannot be identified as yours.
Your age group:
Last grade you completed in school:
How often do you wear a seat belt when you drive?
About how many miles per year do you drive?
Have you ever gotten a ticket for a moving violation?
Have you ever taken a driver education course?
Thank you very much! Please put this completed questionnaire in the return envelope and mail it as soon as possible.