Crash Facts User Survey

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) seeks feedback from users of the annual Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts publication to identify ways to improve the report. This survey provides OTS with important feedback on who uses the data, how the data are used, ease of use, additional data needs, and suggestions for improvement.

* 1. Crash Facts is aimed at many user groups. Which group(s) best describes your use?

* 2. How often do you access information from Crash Facts?

  Never Not very often Often Very Often
Hard Copy?

* 3. How easy is it to find the information you're looking for?

  Very Difficult Difficult Easy Very Easy
Hard Copy?

* 4. Do you have any suggestions on how to make currently available data easier to find?

Note: DPS Office of Traffic Safety has a new website: Crash Fact reports are under the "Reports/Statistics" section.

* 5. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is going green with its annual Crash Facts publication. Starting with the 2011 edition only a very limited number of hard copy books will be produced. How necessary is a hard copy for your use?

* 6. Crash Facts is made up of ten sections. Please rate how often you use each of the sections.

  Never Use Rarely Use Sometimes Use Frequently Use Always Use
I. All Crashes
II. Alcohol-Related Crashes
III. Safety Equipment Use by Vehicle Occupants in Crashes
IV. Motorcycle Crashes
V. Truck Crashes
VI. Pedestrian Crashes
VII. Bicycle Crashes
VIII. School Bus Crashes
IX. Motor Vehicle/Train Crashes
X. Teen Crashes (new in 2010)

* 7. Did you know that the following information is available in Crash Facts?

  No Yes
Seat Belt Use Rate
Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths
Crashes by County
Motor Vehicle Registration Numbers
Holiday Crash Information
Contributing Factors in Crashes
Motorcycle Helmet Use

* 8. Is there information would you like to see added to Crash Facts?

* 9. Do you have any other comments or suggestions?

* 10. May we contact you if we need more information?