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Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.




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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 12, 2003 [68 FR 35253-35254].


Comments must be submitted on or before November 17, 2003.

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Marvin Levy, Ph.D. at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Research and Technology (NTI-131), 202-366-5597, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Room 5319, Washington, DC 20590.

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Title: National Survey of Drinking and Driving Attitudes and Behavior.

OMB Number: 2127—New.

Type of Request: New Collection.

Abstract: Recent data show an increase in alcohol-related crashes. In 1999, 16,572 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes; in 2000, it rose to 17,380 and for 2001, it rose again to 17,448 deaths. Based on this alarming trend, the NHTSA Administrator has Start Printed Page 59680made it an agency goal to reduce the death rate, from 0.63 to 0.53 deaths per 100-million vehicle miles traveled. In order to plan and evaluate programs intended to reduce alcohol-impaired driving, NHTSA needs to periodically update its knowledge and understanding of the public's attitudes and behaviors with respect to drinking and driving . The proposed survey, the seventh in this series of biennial surveys, will be administered by telephone to a national probability sample of the driving-age public (aged 16 years or older as of their last birthday).

The findings from this proposed collection will assist NHTSA in addressing the problem of alcohol-impaired driving and in formulating programs and recommendations to Congress. NHTSA will use the findings to help focus future programs and activities to achieve improved efficiencies and outcomes. Also, comparisons with previous surveys will be made.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,800 hours.


Send comments, within 30 days, to the Office of Information and Regulatory affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.

Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Departments 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.

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Marilena Amoni,

Associate Administrator, Program Development and Delivery.

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[FR Doc. 03-26092 Filed 10-15-03; 8:45 am]