The state Department of Transportation is asking for your opinion on traffic safety in the state.
From now through July 27, residents can complete an online survey at http://www/justdrivepa.com that gives PennDOT officials some insight into residents' driving behaviors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires states to conduct this survey annually and Pennsylvania also benefits from the collected information, said Erin Waters, PennDOT spokeswoman.
Officials can focus law enforcement in certain areas of the state based partially on survey results, she said.
The survey: The 22-question survey focuses on highway safety issues, including seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, motorcycles and distracted driving.
People completing the survey remain anonymous, but are asked to provide their gender, age and the county in which they live.
More than 3,500 people responded to last year's survey.
Last year's notable results included that, in the previous 60 days, nearly 77 percent of respondents had not driven a motor vehicle within two hours after consuming alcoholic beverages.
But those numbers don't always add up, Waters said.
For example, 93 percent of drivers indicated in last year's survey that they used a seat belt all or most of the time.
"That's a higher percentage than what we find," Waters said.
In reality, state officials found through safety checks and enforcement that 83 percent of drivers actually buckle up, she said.
Waters encouraged respondents to be honest when taking the survey.
-- Reach Greg Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's 2012 online safety survey can be found at justdrivepa.com.