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Table 1 Teen Driving Survey Questions

From: Evaluating teen driving knowledge and behaviors following educational outreach

Survey Questions
1. How old are you?
A. 14 years old or younger D. 17 years old
B. 15 years old E. 18 years old or older
C. 16 years old
2. What is your sex?
A. FemaleB. Male
3. What is your race? (Select one or more responses.)
A. American Indian or Alaska NativeD. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
B. Asian E. White
C. Black or African American F. Hispanic or Latino
4. Has your doctor talked to you and/or your parents about: (select all that apply)
___ wearing seatbelts___ dangers of drinking and driving
___ dangers of texting while driving ___ dangers of drug use with driving
___ speeding___ number of passengers that should ride in car with you
___ driving contract ___ haven’t seen my doctor in the past 3 yrs.
___ none of these
5. How often do you wear a seat belt when riding in a car?
A. Never
B. Rarely
C. Sometimes
D. Most of the time
E. Always
6. What are reasons why you don’t always wear your seatbelt?
__ don’t think they work__ afraid if I have an accident I’ll be stuck
__ don’t have one__ forget to put it on
___ just don’t want to__ it messes up my clothes
__ none of my friends do__ I always wear one
7. How often in the past 30 days, have you observed your parents text while driving?
A. Never
B. Rarely
C. Sometimes
D. Most of the time
E. Always
8. How often do your parents wear a seatbelt?
A. Never
B. Rarely
C. Sometimes
D. Most of the time
E. Always
9. During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol?
A. 0 times
B. 1 time
C. 2 or 3 times
D. 4 or 5 times
E. 6 or more times
10. During the past 30 days, how many times did you drive a car or other vehicle when you had been drinking alcohol?
A. 0 times
B. 1 time
C. 2 or 3 times
D. 4 or 5 times
E. 6 or more times
F. I do not drive/have a permit or license
11. During the past 30 days how many times did you ride in a care or other vehicle driven by someone who was texting while driving?
A. 0 times
B. 1 time
C. 2 or 3 times
D. 4 or 5 times
E. 6 or more times
12. During the past 30 days how many times did you drive a car or other vehicle while texting?
A. 0 times
B. 1 time
C. 2 or 3 times
D. 4 or 5 times
E 6 or more times
F. I do not drive/have a permit or license
13. How long after you obtained your license were you allowed to drive with friends in the car?
A. ImmediatelyB. DaysC. WeeksD. MonthsE. Years
F. I do not drive/have a permit or license
14. How much time have you spent discussing the dangers of driving with your parents?
A. noneB. < 1 h C.1–3 h D. 4–6 h E. > 6 h
15. Have you ever taken a driving class? YesNo
If yes, was it a class at your school?
Was it a class at another site?
16. Have you ever been involved in a car crash as a driver? A. Yes b. No c. Do not drive
17. Which of the following have you discussed with your parents?(select all that apply)
__ wearing seatbelts __dangers of drinking and driving
___ dangers of texting while driving ___dangers of drug use while driving
___speeding____number of passengers that teen can have
___rules when friends are in car____ driving contract
___ none of these
18. Do you routinely drive 5–10 miles over the speed limit? A.Yes B. No C. Do not drive
19. In the past thirty days, have you driven while under the influence of drugs?
A. YesB. NoC. Do not drive
20. Are you aware of the graduated driver’s license laws?Yes No
21. Do you ever use your cellphone (for any reason) while driving?
A. YesB. NoC. Don’t have a cell phoneD. Don’t drive yet
22. If yes, what could influence you to give up your cell phone while driving (or what might influence you when you begin driving to not use cell phone)?
(check all that apply)
___ if your license could be taken away if caught ____ if friends gave up their phone
___ if there was a law against using phone ____ could get insurance discount
___if parents knew every time you used phone ____ nothing could convince me to stop using my cell phone
___ don’t use cell phone while driving
23. Have you ever signed a driver safety contract?
A. YesB. NoC. Never heard of one
If no, would you be interested in one
24. If you are aware of the teen driving contracts but haven’t signed one, why not?
A. I don’t drive yet
B. No one has ever asked me to sign a contract
C. I refused
25. If you have signed a driver safety contract, did you sign contract:
a. After my parents found out I was speeding
b. After I had a car crash
c. After my parents found out I had driven after drinking
d. After my parents found out I had driven while texting
e. Before I started driving
f. None of the above
g. I have not signed a driving contract
26. According to Alabama Law, what is the curfew hour for teen drivers under the graduated drivers license rules:
a. 8 pm b. 9 pm c. 10 pm d. 11 pm 3. 12 am