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My AP Biology teacher and I are doing an experiment together, in which we are attempting to answer the question: DO TEENS GET INTO MORE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS THAN ADULTS DUE TO CELL PHONE USE, EATING WHILE DRIVING, LISTENING TO MUSIC, ETC.?

 

However, there are not very many people interested in answering questions for the good of science in my community, so I am having an extremely difficult time gathering data. Then yesterday, I came up with this brilliant idea: I would find an active science forum and post my survey there, in an attempt to gain more data. That's where you guys (and women) come in. Your forum appears to be the most active of its kind on the internet, and I really need your help! Here's the survey for my experiment:

 

Are you a student or a parent (think of this as child or adult)?

 

Age:

 

How long have you been driving?:

 

Gender:

 

Race:

 

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE:

 

Year:

Model:

Make:

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving?

 

If so, how many total (in all the years you have been driving)?

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

 

THANK YOU!!!! :)

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I suggest contacting your local police force. Tell them what you are doing and see if they will be willing to provide non-identifiable demographic data from their reports database.

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Age: 51

How long have you been driving?: 36 years

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE:

Year:2000

Make: Ranger (this is actually called "Model")

Manufacturer: Ford (this is actually called "Make")

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: No

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) sometimes

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Most of the time

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Rarely

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving? Yes

 

If so, how many total (in all the years you have been driving)? 4

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Most of the time (if there is one)

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I suggest contacting your local police force. Tell them what you are doing and see if they will be willing to provide non-identifiable demographic data from their reports database.

 

That's a brilliant idea.

Thank you.

 

Age: 51

How long have you been driving?: 36 years

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE:

Year:2000

Make: Ranger (this is actually called "Model")

Manufacturer: Ford (this is actually called "Make")

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: No

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) sometimes

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Most of the time

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Rarely

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving? Yes

 

If so, how many total (in all the years you have been driving)? 4

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Most of the time (if there is one)

 

Thank you so much. :)

 

Lol, oh about that model & make thing...I didn't make the survey. My teacher did; she's from India.

Anyway, I changed it in the original post. Thanks for catching that for me.

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I suggest contacting your local police force. Tell them what you are doing and see if they will be willing to provide non-identifiable demographic data from their reports database.

 

In fact, you'll be able to even get the names of the adults. Police files are public record. You can ask for the information. However, the tickets aren't likely to have the information about cell phone use, eating, etc.

 

 

Are you a student or a parent (think of this as child or adult)?

 

Age: 20

 

How long have you been driving?: 4 years

 

Gender: male

 

Race:

 

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE:

 

Year: '02

Model: Altima

Make: Nissan

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

No

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

No

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

Yes. All the time.

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

No

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving?

No

 

If so, how many total (in all the years you have been driving)?

 

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

Most of the time.

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Are you a student or a parent (think of this as child or adult)? Student

 

Age: 17

How long have you been driving?: 1 year by myself 2 1/2 including my permit time

Gender: Male

Race: Caucasian

 

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE: Small SUV

Year: 2000

Model:Bravada

Make: Oldsmobile

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

Most of the time.

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

Sometimes.

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

All the time.

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

Rarely.

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving?

No.

 

If so, how many total (in all the years you have been driving)?

0

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely)

All the time.

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You're probably searching for numbers in the USA...

I want to add that in the European Union, cell phone use while driving is not allowed. This law was passed some years ago. You might find some public information which was used to convince the public that this law was needed (i.e. newspaper articles).

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Hmm, may be late, but still seems fun to try the test.

Are you a student or a parent (think of this as child or adult)?

 

Age: 17

 

How long have you been driving?: About 2 years. (I Started driving with my parents at a younger age than normal)

 

Gender: Male

 

Race: Caucasian

 

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE: S10 LS Truck

 

Year:1997

Model:Chevy

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: No

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Sometimes

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) All the time/Most of the time

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: Yes

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Sometimes

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving? No

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) All the time/Most of the time

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You're probably searching for numbers in the USA...

I want to add that in the European Union, cell phone use while driving is not allowed. This law was passed some years ago. You might find some public information which was used to convince the public that this law was needed (i.e. newspaper articles).

 

really? i didn't know that.

thank you. :)


Merged post follows:

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thanks a lot everyone!

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Are you a student or a parent (think of this as child or adult)? Parent

 

Age:54

 

How long have you been driving?: 38 years

 

Gender:Male

 

Race: Native American

 

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE:Jeep

 

Year: 1991

Model: Cherokee

Make: Laredo

 

Do you text while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Never

 

Do you talk on the phone while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?: No

 

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Never

 

Do you listen to music while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:Yes

 

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Always

 

Do you eat while driving (or waiting at the traffic light)?:

If so, how often? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Sometimes

 

Have you been involved in any accidents while you were driving? Yes

 

If so, how many total (in all the years you have been driving)? 1

 

While you are driving, how often do you talk to the other passenger in the car? (all the time, most of the time, sometimes, rarely) Always

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