PennDOT wants motorists' feedback

Written by Matt Paul and Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 27, 2013 5:36 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- PennDOT wants to hear from motorists about their driving behaviors and their impressions of Pennsylvania's highway safety laws.

Spokeswoman Ashley Schoch says 3,300 people responded to a Highway Safety Planning Survey last year.

"81 percent of respondents were aware of the state's law that prohibits text-based communication while driving," Schoch says. "This law went into effect in March of 2012. In addition, 95 percent of those surveys indicated that that never or rarely text message or email while driving."

Schoch says the information is useful for PennDOT's enforcement, education and engineering efforts. Participants can remain anonymous. The online survey is available through August 2nd.

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