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NOTE: This internet survey is only for display purposes and not a live survey.

Welcome to the 2002 National Transportation Availability and Use Survey  

This survey is a national survey of transportation use by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation (see brochure). Your household was chosen to answer some questions about its transportation use. The information you provide will let those responsible for national transportation decisions know what improvements are needed.

Your participation is voluntary, and your answers will be completely confidential.

The study is authorized by Title 49, Section 111(c)(2) of the United States Code, which permits agencies to regularly measure customer satisfaction with their performance. The Office of Management and Budget approved the collection of this information under OMB number 2139-0007, which expires 4/30/2004.

Section D: Personal Motor Vehicle Ownership and Use

My next questions are about the use and ownership of personal motor vehicles, such as cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, and RVs.

 

 

Yes

No

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D1.

Do you currently drive a car or other motor vehicle?

D2. On average, how many days per week do you drive?

     1 day per week
     2 days per week
     3 days per week
     4 days per week
     5 days per week
     6 days per week
     7 days per week
     Less than one day per week
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D3.

People sometimes limit or restrict their driving in different ways. Do you usually . . .
 

Yes

No

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Not Applicable

a.

Drive less often than you used to?

 

b.

Avoid driving at night?

 

c.

Drive less in bad weather?

 

d.

Avoid high-speed roads and highways?

e.

Avoid busy roads and intersections?

f.

Drive slower than the posted speed limits?

g.

Avoid left-hand turns?

 

h.

Avoid driving during rush hour?

i.

Avoid driving on unfamiliar roads or to unfamiliar places?

 

j.

Avoid driving distances of over 100 miles?

 


 

D4.

In terms of your driving ability, please tell me if each of the following is now worse, the same, or better than it was five years ago.
 

Worse

Same

Better

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a.

Eyesight or night vision?

b.

Attention span?

c.

Hearing?

d.

Coordination?

e.

Reaction time to brake or swerve?

f.

Depth perception?

D5. Some people decide to give up driving at some point. Under what circumstances would you say you would consider giving up driving? (Check all that apply.)

      Never plan to give up driving
      ------------------------------------------------------
      Other transportation was available
      Cannot pass the driver's license renewal process
     Cause a crash, accident or other incident
     Involved in a crash, accident, or other incident
     Doctor says to stop driving
     Family, friend, or neighbor convinces to stop driving
     Police officer or law enforcement authority advises to stop driving
      Feel that I cannot operate a vehicle safely
      When I reach a certain age
      Eye sight declines
      Hearing declines
      Other physical limitations e.g., Arthritis
      Other mental limitations e.g., Alzheimer's disease
      Other
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D6. How many personal motor vehicles, such as cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, and RVs, are owned or leased by anyone in your household?

10 or more  SKIP
 

 

 

Yes

No

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D7.

Are any of the vehicles owned or leased by household members modified with adaptive devices or equipment for use by persons with disabilities?


 

D8. How many vehicles are modified?

10  SKIP
 

 

 

Yes

No

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D9.

Do you ever drive or ride in the modified household vehicle?

D10. What type of modified household vehicle do you use most frequently?

     Car or Station Wagon
     Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
     Full-sized Van
     Mini Van
     Pickup Truck
     Recreational Vehicle (RV)
     Motorcycle or Moped
     Other
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D11. Is the vehicle modified for . . .

     the driver
     passengers
     both driver and passengers
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D12.

Does the vehicle have:
 

Yes

No

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a.

Accelerator or braking system modifications?

b.

Air bag modifications?

c.

Controls relocated or modified?

d.

Ramps or lifts installed?

e.

Roof or doorway modifications?

f.

Seating adapted?

g.

Steering adapted?

h.

Storage capability for unoccupied wheelchair or scooter?

i.

Structural modifications such as a lowered floor?

D13. Approximately how much did it cost to make all the modifications?
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D14. Who paid for these modifications? (Check all that apply.)

      I did or a family member did
      Friend
      Human services agency
      VA (Veteran's Administration)
      Worker's Compensations
      Other agency or organization
      Other (Specify: )
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D15. Do you use this modified vehicle as the . . .

     driver
     passenger
     both driver and passenger
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D16. Do you think that the safe operation of the vehicle has decreased, increased, or remained the same because of its modifications?

     Decreased
     Increased
     Remained the same
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D17. Have you experienced any problems with the special devices or equipment?
     Yes
     No
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D18. What kinds of problems have you experienced with the special devices or equipment?

      Does not accommodate disability
      Wears out more quickly than factory-installed equipment
      Fails to operate properly
      Interferes with operation of standard equipment
      Poor or inadequate installation
      Replacement parts not available
      Other
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Now please consider all the vehicles you use that may have special devices or equipment - including public vehicles such as buses, trains, and taxicabs and household vehicles.

 

 

Yes

No

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D19.

Have you ever been in an accident or experienced an incident in any vehicle that has adaptive devices for persons with disabilities?

D20. In the past year, how many accidents or incidents have you experienced in modified vehicles?
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Yes

No

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D21.

Did you experience more than one accident or incident in modified vehicles?

 

 

Yes

No

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D22.

In your opinion, did the special devices or equipment contribute to or cause the accident(s) or incident(s) including the driver's or passenger's failure to use such equipment or to use it properly?

D23. What were the major ways in which the special devices or equipment contributed to or caused the accident(s) or incident(s)?

      Driver or passenger failed to use the devices or equipment
      Driveror passenger used the devices or equipment improperly
      Driver or passenger used incorrect devices or equipment
      Devices faulty or in poor repair or inoperable
      Driver or passenger unfamiliar with the devices or equipment
      Vehicle did not have correct devices for my disability
      Other
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Yes

No

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D24.

Were you injured in the accident(s) or incident(s)?

 

 

Yes

No

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D25.

In the accident(s) or incident(s), did the special devices or equipment prevent or reduce injuries that you might have suffered without the equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

D26.

Were any of your injuries caused or made worse by the special devices or equipment, including the driver's or passenger's failure to use such equipment or to use it properly?

D27. What were the major ways in which the injuries were caused or made worse by the special devices or equipment?

      Driver or passenger failed to use the devices or equipment
      Driver or passenger used the devices or equipment improperly
      Driver or passenger used incorrect devices or equipment
      Devices faulty or in poor repair or inoperable
      Driver or passenger unfamiliar with the devices or equipment
      Vehicle did not have correct devices for my disability
      Other
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Yes

No

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D28.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also called NHTSA, works to improve vehicle safety. Have you heard about their toll-free telephone hotline that people can call to report suspected defects in automobiles and automotive equipment, including special equipment? (The hotline number is 1-888-327-4236.)