[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Page 12791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5216]



National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comment 
on the following information collection was published on December 9, 
2010 (75 FR 76781-76783).

DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
or before April 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for Department of 
Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Block at the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Behavioral Safety Research 
(NTI-131), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. 
Block's phone number is 202-366-6401 and his e-mail address is 

    Title: Evaluation Surveys for Impaired Driving and Seat Belt 
    OMB Number: 2127-0646.
    Type of Request: Revision.
    Abstract: Telephone surveys have been an important component in 
NHTSA's evaluation of seat belt and alcohol-impaired driving 
intervention activity. They have been used to measure public awareness 
of intervention campaigns, penetration of campaign messages, and 
perceived risk of negative consequences from engaging in proscribed 
behavior. The surveys have typically followed a pre-post design, where 
differences between an initial baseline survey wave and a later survey 
wave were associated with an intervening intervention. NHTSA has found 
such surveys to be valuable in assessing the multi-million dollar 
national media campaigns conducted for the National Impaired Driving 
Crackdowns and the National Click It or Ticket Mobilizations. They also 
have been useful in evaluating localized programs that tested variants 
of intervention models by providing information to assess campaign 
communications or interpret collected behavioral measures. With seat 
belt and alcohol-impaired driving intervention activity anticipated to 
remain heavy for the foreseeable future, there is a need for NHTSA to 
continue to apply these data collection techniques to see if the 
campaigns are achieving their objectives.
    NHTSA is proposing to continue conducting national telephone 
surveys surrounding the National Impaired Driving Crackdowns and 
National Click It or Ticket Mobilizations. In conducting one or more of 
the National surveys, NHTSA may have a need to collect information to 
assess localized activity associated with the National Crackdown or 
Mobilization. This would involve augmentation of the pre- and post 
national sample with one or more Regional, State, or Community samples. 
In addition to the telephone surveys associated with the National 
Impaired Driving Crackdown and National Click It or Ticket 
Mobilization, NHTSA intends to conduct telephone surveys to assess 
selected demonstrations of interventions designed to reduce alcohol-
impaired driving and/or increase seat belt use. The surveys will also 
follow a pre-post design. Interventions sustained over an extended 
period of time may add one or more interim survey waves.
    NHTSA currently has an approved inventory of 164,800 10-minute 
interviews under OMB Number 2127-0646 for surveys to help assess the 
National Impaired Driving Crackdowns, the National Click It or Ticket 
Mobilizations, and certain localized seat belt or alcohol-impaired 
driving demonstration projects. To date, approximately 59,000 
interviews have either been completed or are scheduled to be completed 
prior to an OMB decision regarding this requested revision. The 
requested revision is to decrease the inventory to 160,211 while 
renewing the clearance for three more years.
    Affected Public: Randomly selected members of the general public 
eighteen and older in telephone households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,600 hours per year (33,600 10-
minute interviews) divided as follows: 2,000 hours (12,000 interviews) 
for national surveys associated with the National Impaired Driving 
Crackdowns or National Click It or Ticket Mobilizations, 1,333 hours 
(8,000 interviews) for localized surveys associated with the National 
Crackdowns or Mobilizations, and 2,267 hours (13,600 interviews) for 
other selected seat belt or alcohol-impaired driving demonstrations. 
Over a three year period this would be 16,800 hours for 100,800 
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department of Transportation, including whether the information 
will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A).

Jeffrey Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-5216 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]