Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors, 42486-42488 [2020-15184]

Download as PDF 42486 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices the close of business on the closing date indicated under the DATES section of the notice. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–15155 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0027–N–12] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. These ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burdens. On April 15, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ICRs should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find the particular ICR by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hodan Wells, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, Federal Railroad Administration, telephone (202) 493–0440, email: Hodan.wells@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. See 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.8 through 1320.12. On April 15, 2020, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on the ICRs for which it is now seeking SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 OMB approval. See 85 FR 21066. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30-day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes the 30-day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. Comments are invited on the following ICRs regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The summaries below describe the ICRs that FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness. OMB Control Number: 2130–0545. Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 239, FRA requires railroads to meet minimum Federal standards for the preparation, adoption, and implementation of emergency preparedness plans connected with the operation of passenger trains, including freight railroads hosting passenger rail service operations. The information collected is necessary for compliance with the regulation. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 34 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 1,556. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Annual Burden: 350 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $26,592. Title: Critical Incident Stress Plans. OMB Control Number: 2130–0602. Abstract: Under 49 CFR part 272, Class I, intercity passenger, and commuter railroads are required to develop, and submit to FRA for approval, critical incident stress plans that provide for appropriate support services to be offered to their employees who are affected by a critical incident as defined in 49 CFR 272.9. FRA uses the information collected to ensure the minimum standards of part 272 are met. Type of Request: Extension with change (revised estimates) of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses/Rail Labor Unions. Form(s): N/A. Respondent Universe: 41 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 5,064. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 467 hours. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hour Dollar Cost Equivalent: $35,522. Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) Brett A. Jortland, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–15148 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0024] Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for public comment on a proposed new collection of information. AGENCY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2020–0024 using any of the following methods: Electronic submissions: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the agency name and the docket number for this Notice of proposed collection of information. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets via internet. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 For additional information or access to background documents, contact Jordan A. Blenner, JD, Ph.D., Contracting Officer’s Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NPD–320), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W46–470, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Blenner’s telephone number is 202–366–9982, and her email address is jordan.blenner@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors. OMB Control Number: New. Type of Review Requested: Regular. Form Number: NHTSA Forms 1547, 1548, 1549, 1550, 1551, and 1552. Type of Information Collection Request: Approval of a new information collection. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information: Title 23, United States Code, Chapter 4, Section 403 gives the Secretary authorization to use funds appropriated to conduct research and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42487 development activities, including demonstration projects and the collection and analysis of highway and motor vehicle safety data and related information needed to carry out this section, with respect to all aspects of highway and traffic safety systems and conditions relating to vehicle, highway, driver, passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian characteristics; accident causation and investigations; and human behavioral factors and their effect on highway and traffic safety. We are seeking approval to collect information from a random sample of adults (18 years or older) who have driven a motor vehicle in the past month for a one-time voluntary survey to report their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors associated with drowsy driving. This collection has two parts. The first part is a pilot test for which NHTSA will contact 1,000 households for an expected number of 163 voluntary responses. The second part is the full survey for which NHTSA will contact 81,490 households to achieve a total target of at least 15,000 complete voluntary responses, consisting of 7,000 completed instruments from a nationally representative sample and 2,000 completed instruments from each of four samples representative of States that recently have had drowsy driving law or program activities (Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, and New Jersey). The total estimated burden hours associated with this collection is 16,323 hours—up to 10,949 hours associated with survey invitations and reminders and up to 5,374 hours associated with completing the survey. NHTSA will summarize the results of the collection using aggregate statistics in a final report to be distributed to NHTSA program and regional offices, State Highway Safety Offices, and other traffic safety stakeholders. This collection will inform the development of countermeasures, particularly in the areas of communications and outreach, for reducing fatalities, injuries and crashes associated with drowsy driving. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information: NHTSA’s Congressional mandate is to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of traffic safety programs. See 23 U.S.C. 403; 49 U.S.C. 30101(2); 49 U.S.C. 32501. NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database reports that 2% of traffic fatalities were drowsy driving related in E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 42488 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices 2018.1 However, the involvement of drowsy driving in crashes is likely underreported due to difficulty in defining and reporting drowsy driving incidents.2 Using a multiple imputation methodology, the study estimated 21% of fatal crashes involved drowsy driving.3 If this estimate is accurate, it suggests that more than 7,000 people die in drowsy driving related motor vehicle crashes across the United States each year. While there have been several studies of self-reported drowsy driving behavior, there is limited research about knowledge and attitudes that lead to drowsy driving. NHTSA last fielded a similar survey in 2002, and much has changed since then. The information will assist NHTSA in (a) planning drowsy driving prevention program activities; (b) supporting groups involved in improving public safety; and (c) identifying countermeasure strategies that are most acceptable and effective in reducing drowsy driving. Number of Respondents: 82,490 Invitations/16,122 Expected Responses. Under this proposed collection, the potential respondent universe is U.S. residents aged 18 years or older who have driven a motor vehicle in the past month. The pilot study will invite one voluntary participant from 1,000 households, and the full study (national and four State surveys) will invite one voluntary participant from 81,490 households. The expected number of survey responses is 16,122 (163 for the pilot and 15,959 for the full survey). Estimated Time per Participant: Pilot—25 minutes/Full—28 minutes. Households selected for the pilot survey will receive two invitation letters and a reminder postcard that would take an estimated five minutes to read (2 minutes for each letter, and 1 minute for the postcard). Households selected for the full survey will receive three invitation letters and two reminder postcards that would take an estimated eight minutes to read (2 minutes for each letter, and 1 minute for each postcard). The estimated time to complete the survey is 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 16,323. The total estimated burden hours associated with this collection is 16,323 hours. The total burden hours for the respondents are derived by estimating the number of minutes each respondent would spend on each form and multiplying by the number of respondents (i.e., Form 1547 invitation letter 1 for the pilot phase: 1,000 Respondents × 2 minutes ÷ 60 = 33.3 hours). This estimate includes 83 hours associated with pilot invitations and reminders (33.3 hours (Form 1547) + 16.7 hours (Form 1548) + 33.3 hours (Form 1549) = 83.3 or 83 hours), 10,866 hours associated with the full survey invitations and reminders (2,716.3 hours (Form 1547) + 1,358.2 hours (Form 1548) + 2,716.3 hours (Form 1549) + 1,358.2 hours (Form 1550) + 2,716.3 hours (Form 1551) = 10,865.3 or 10,866 hours), and up to 5,374 hours associated with completing the survey (54.3 hours (pilot) + 5,319.7 hours (full) = 5,374 hours). The details are presented in Table 1 below. TABLE 1—BURDEN HOURS BY FORM Form Description Form 1547 ...................................... Invitation Letter 1—Pilot Survey ..... Invitation Letter 1—Full Survey ...... Reminder Postcard 1—Pilot Survey Reminder Postcard 1—Full Survey Invitation Letter 2—Pilot Survey ..... Invitation Letter 2—Full Survey ...... Reminder Postcard 2—Full Survey Invitation Letter 3—Full Survey ...... Pilot Survey .................................... Full Survey ..................................... ......................................................... Form 1548 ...................................... Form 1549 ...................................... Form 1550 ...................................... Form 1551 ...................................... Form 1552 ...................................... Totals ....................................... Total Estimated Burden Cost: NHTSA estimates that there are no costs to respondents beyond the time spent completing the survey. Frequency of Collection: This study is a one-time data collection, and there will be no recurrence. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the 1 National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (October 2019). 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview, pg. 8. (Traffic Safety Facts, Research Note, Report No. DOT HS 812 826). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Est. minutes per respondent Total burden hours per form per phase Total burden hours per form 1,000 81,490 1,000 81,490 1,000 81,490 81,490 81,490 163 15,959 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 20 20 33.3 2,716.3 16.7 1,358.2 33.3 2,716.3 1,358.2 2,716.3 54.3 5,319.7 2,749.6 ........................ ............................ ........................ Respondents information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. 1,374.9 2,749.6 1,358.2 2,716.3 5,374.0 16,322.6 or 16,323 Issued in Washington, DC. Nanda Narayanan Srinivasan, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2020–15184 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; 49 CFR 1.49; and DOT Order 1351.29. 2 National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (October 2017). Drowsy Driving 2015, pg. 2 (Crash•Stats, A Brief Statistical Summary. Report No. DOT HS 812 446). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (available at PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ ViewPublication/812446). 3 Tefft, Brian C. (2014) Prevalence of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Drowsy Drivers, United States, 2009–2013. Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2020-0024]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for 
Comments; National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and 
Behaviors

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

ACTION: Notice and request for public comment on a proposed new 
collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
invites

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public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before 
a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it 
must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal 
agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of 
information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously 
approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection 
Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 14, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number 
NHTSA-2020-0024 using any of the following methods:
    Electronic submissions: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to 
help you, please call (202) 366-9322 before coming.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Each submission must include the agency name and the 
docket number for this Notice of proposed collection of information. 
Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit https://www.transportation.gov/privacy.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the street 
address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets via internet.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access 
to background documents, contact Jordan A. Blenner, JD, Ph.D., 
Contracting Officer's Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety 
Research (NPD-320), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W46-470, Washington, DC 20590. Dr. Blenner's 
telephone number is 202-366-9982, and her email address is 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB 
for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register 
providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of 
the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of 
information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must 
be included in such a document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) 
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on 
the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and 
Behaviors.
    OMB Control Number: New.
    Type of Review Requested: Regular.
    Form Number: NHTSA Forms 1547, 1548, 1549, 1550, 1551, and 1552.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Approval of a new 
information collection.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of 
approval.
    Summary of the Collection of Information: Title 23, United States 
Code, Chapter 4, Section 403 gives the Secretary authorization to use 
funds appropriated to conduct research and development activities, 
including demonstration projects and the collection and analysis of 
highway and motor vehicle safety data and related information needed to 
carry out this section, with respect to all aspects of highway and 
traffic safety systems and conditions relating to vehicle, highway, 
driver, passenger, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian 
characteristics; accident causation and investigations; and human 
behavioral factors and their effect on highway and traffic safety.
    We are seeking approval to collect information from a random sample 
of adults (18 years or older) who have driven a motor vehicle in the 
past month for a one-time voluntary survey to report their knowledge, 
attitudes, and behaviors associated with drowsy driving. This 
collection has two parts. The first part is a pilot test for which 
NHTSA will contact 1,000 households for an expected number of 163 
voluntary responses. The second part is the full survey for which NHTSA 
will contact 81,490 households to achieve a total target of at least 
15,000 complete voluntary responses, consisting of 7,000 completed 
instruments from a nationally representative sample and 2,000 completed 
instruments from each of four samples representative of States that 
recently have had drowsy driving law or program activities (Arkansas, 
Iowa, Massachusetts, and New Jersey). The total estimated burden hours 
associated with this collection is 16,323 hours--up to 10,949 hours 
associated with survey invitations and reminders and up to 5,374 hours 
associated with completing the survey. NHTSA will summarize the results 
of the collection using aggregate statistics in a final report to be 
distributed to NHTSA program and regional offices, State Highway Safety 
Offices, and other traffic safety stakeholders. This collection will 
inform the development of countermeasures, particularly in the areas of 
communications and outreach, for reducing fatalities, injuries and 
crashes associated with drowsy driving.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the 
Information: NHTSA's Congressional mandate is to reduce deaths, 
injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on 
the Nation's highways. As part of this statutory mandate, NHTSA is 
authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of 
traffic safety programs. See 23 U.S.C. 403; 49 U.S.C. 30101(2); 49 
U.S.C. 32501. NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 
database reports that 2% of traffic fatalities were drowsy driving 
related in

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2018.\1\ However, the involvement of drowsy driving in crashes is 
likely underreported due to difficulty in defining and reporting drowsy 
driving incidents.\2\ Using a multiple imputation methodology, the 
study estimated 21% of fatal crashes involved drowsy driving.\3\ If 
this estimate is accurate, it suggests that more than 7,000 people die 
in drowsy driving related motor vehicle crashes across the United 
States each year. While there have been several studies of self-
reported drowsy driving behavior, there is limited research about 
knowledge and attitudes that lead to drowsy driving. NHTSA last fielded 
a similar survey in 2002, and much has changed since then. The 
information will assist NHTSA in (a) planning drowsy driving prevention 
program activities; (b) supporting groups involved in improving public 
safety; and (c) identifying countermeasure strategies that are most 
acceptable and effective in reducing drowsy driving.
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    \1\ National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (October 2019). 
2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview, pg. 8. (Traffic Safety 
Facts, Research Note, Report No. DOT HS 812 826). Washington, DC: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    \2\ National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (October 2017). 
Drowsy Driving 2015, pg. 2 (CrashStats, A Brief Statistical 
Summary. Report No. DOT HS 812 446). Washington, DC: National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (available at https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812446).
    \3\ Tefft, Brian C. (2014) Prevalence of Motor Vehicle Crashes 
Involving Drowsy Drivers, United States, 2009-2013. Washington, DC: 
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
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    Number of Respondents: 82,490 Invitations/16,122 Expected 
Responses.
    Under this proposed collection, the potential respondent universe 
is U.S. residents aged 18 years or older who have driven a motor 
vehicle in the past month. The pilot study will invite one voluntary 
participant from 1,000 households, and the full study (national and 
four State surveys) will invite one voluntary participant from 81,490 
households. The expected number of survey responses is 16,122 (163 for 
the pilot and 15,959 for the full survey).
    Estimated Time per Participant: Pilot--25 minutes/Full--28 minutes.
    Households selected for the pilot survey will receive two 
invitation letters and a reminder postcard that would take an estimated 
five minutes to read (2 minutes for each letter, and 1 minute for the 
postcard). Households selected for the full survey will receive three 
invitation letters and two reminder postcards that would take an 
estimated eight minutes to read (2 minutes for each letter, and 1 
minute for each postcard). The estimated time to complete the survey is 
20 minutes.
    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 16,323.
    The total estimated burden hours associated with this collection is 
16,323 hours. The total burden hours for the respondents are derived by 
estimating the number of minutes each respondent would spend on each 
form and multiplying by the number of respondents (i.e., Form 1547 
invitation letter 1 for the pilot phase: 1,000 Respondents x 2 minutes 
/ 60 = 33.3 hours). This estimate includes 83 hours associated with 
pilot invitations and reminders (33.3 hours (Form 1547) + 16.7 hours 
(Form 1548) + 33.3 hours (Form 1549) = 83.3 or 83 hours), 10,866 hours 
associated with the full survey invitations and reminders (2,716.3 
hours (Form 1547) + 1,358.2 hours (Form 1548) + 2,716.3 hours (Form 
1549) + 1,358.2 hours (Form 1550) + 2,716.3 hours (Form 1551) = 
10,865.3 or 10,866 hours), and up to 5,374 hours associated with 
completing the survey (54.3 hours (pilot) + 5,319.7 hours (full) = 
5,374 hours). The details are presented in Table 1 below.

                                          Table 1--Burden Hours by Form
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                                                                                   Total burden
             Form                Description      Respondents   Est. minutes per  hours per form   Total burden
                                                                   respondent        per phase    hours per form
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Form 1547....................  Invitation                1,000                 2            33.3         2,749.6
                                Letter 1--
                                Pilot Survey.
                               Invitation               81,490                 2         2,716.3
                                Letter 1--Full
                                Survey.
Form 1548....................  Reminder                  1,000                 1            16.7         1,374.9
                                Postcard 1--
                                Pilot Survey.
                               Reminder                 81,490                 1         1,358.2
                                Postcard 1--
                                Full Survey.
Form 1549....................  Invitation                1,000                 2            33.3         2,749.6
                                Letter 2--
                                Pilot Survey.
                               Invitation               81,490                 2         2,716.3
                                Letter 2--Full
                                Survey.
Form 1550....................  Reminder                 81,490                 1         1,358.2         1,358.2
                                Postcard 2--
                                Full Survey.
Form 1551....................  Invitation               81,490                 2         2,716.3         2,716.3
                                Letter 3--Full
                                Survey.
Form 1552....................  Pilot Survey...             163                20            54.3         5,374.0
                               Full Survey....          15,959                20         5,319.7
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    Totals...................  ...............  ..............  ................  ..............     16,322.6 or
                                                                                                          16,323
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    Total Estimated Burden Cost: NHTSA estimates that there are no 
costs to respondents beyond the time spent completing the survey.
    Frequency of Collection: This study is a one-time data collection, 
and there will be no recurrence.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of 
this information collection, including (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Department's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) 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.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; 49 CFR 1.49; and DOT Order 1351.29.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Nanda Narayanan Srinivasan,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-15184 Filed 7-13-20; 8:45 am]
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