PennDOT seeks input in highway safety survey

From staff reports

PennDOT is seeking public input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its online survey 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.

Carroll added that “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 Feb. 28 and should take about five minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous.

PennDOT partners with educational and enforcement grantees to deliver programming each year to help prevent crashes, fatalities and injuries on roadways.

This survey seeks information on motorists’ behavior behind the wheel to help inform program planning. Several topics are covered in the survey, including seat belt use, impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving and 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.

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.