Jul 7, 2009

Residents asked share input through online traffic safety survey

For release: July 7, 2009 Contact:
Sherry Llewellyn
Elizabeth Schroen

Howard County police are asking residents to participate in an online survey through Aug. 12 about their concerns about and attitudes toward traffic safety. The University of Maryland developed “Monitoring the Future of Maryland: A Survey of Highway Safety Issues” for the State Highway Administration and the Maryland Highway Safety Office. The anonymous survey takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is confidential. It is part of an ongoing effort to monitor beliefs, concerns and behaviors of Maryland motorists regarding traffic safety issues, especially at the local level. In 2008, more than 2,600 citizens participated in the survey. Results showed that more than 62 percent of respondents were concerned about speeding and aggressive driving in their communities. Additionally, more than 50 percent were concerned about people who use cell phones while driving, yet almost 75 percent reported using a cell phone at least once in the past month while driving.

To complete the survey, log on to www.marylanddriversurvey.com and select Howard

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