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August 02, 2016

PennDOT seeking input from motorists to improve highway safety

Have ideas on how state transportation officials can improve highway safety and law enforcement strategies? Now is your opportunity to be heard.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is inviting motorists to weigh in on a variety of topics through an online survey.

Respondents are able to remain anonymous when completing the survey, which is available now through Aug. 23.

“Our top priority continues to be safety,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Public input through this survey allows us to quantify and adjust our safety efforts while gauging participants’ knowledge of the consequences of unsafe behaviors.”

Questions focus on seat belt usage, impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving and motorcycle safety.

Respondents are asked to share their own driving behaviors and evaluate which areas law enforcement needs to better address.

PennDOT officials received more than 850 responses to last year's survey.

After reporting 1,413 fatalities on the road in 2010, the agency set a goal to cut that number in half by 2030.

To complete the survey, click here