PennDOT wants drivers to take survey about safety habits

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT wants you to take a survey about safety and driving behaviors, and feedback is being accepted through Aug. 12. 

This is an annual thing for PennDOT and involves questions from what county you live in to if you drive impaired. 

Last year, 91 percent of those who filled out the survey said they always wear a seatbelt and 88 percent said they never drive impaired. So are they telling the truth? 

"We hope so. The survey is completely anonymous. It's available online at penndot.gov/safety. It's open through Aug. 12. Just takes about 5 minutes," said PennDOT's Jennifer Kuntch. 

She says the survey results allow PennDOT to adjust safety activities to reduce crashes. 

In 2017, the latest year that information is available, 1,137 people died in motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania. PennDOT says more fatalities happened on Saturdays and Sundays, presumably because of alcohol.