Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB review; comment request,


[Federal Register: June 16, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 115)]


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National Institutes of Health

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Young Drivers Intervention Study

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 30, 1998, pages 71933-71934 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institute of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Proposed Collection

Title: Young Drivers Intervention Study.

Type of Information Collection Request: New.

Need and Use of Information Collection: The purposes of this study are (1) determine the impact of parental actions in monitoring and controlling their adolescents' driving behavior, and (2) test the effectiveness of education in promoting parental restriction of adolescent risky driving behavior. The specific questions addressed in this study include: (1) Are parents' perceptions about driving risks associated with parental restrictions on teen driving? (2) Is a parent- teen driving agreement an effective way of reducing teen-aged risky driving? (3) Is information tailored to the interests and background of the participants more effective than non-tailored information? (4) Do parental restrictions on teen driving reduce traffic citations and crashes among teens?

In each of two states, 4000 parent-teen dyads will be recruited, asked to provide informed consent, and interviewed by telephone. Interviews will occur upon recruitment, at the time of licensure, 6- months post-licensure, and 12-months post-licensure. Parents will be asked about their attitudes and management practices regarding their teens' driving. Teens will be asked about their driving attitudes, practices, and privileges. With the consent of the participants, the driving records for each teen-aged participant will be obtained from the state motor vehicle administration and citations and crashes will be examined 24-months post-licensure.

Parent-teen dyads will be assigned randomly to an information-only group or tailored-education group. Parents and teens in the information-only group will receive standard information on safe driving. Parents and teens in the tailored-education group will receive personalize educational materials in the mail, including a parent-teen driving agreement and an educational videotape.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Type of Respondents: Teen-aged children and parents. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated number of Respondents: 14134; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.33; Average Burden Hours Per Response: .50, and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 9399. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $47,333. There are no capital costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report.

Request for Comments

Written comments and/or suggestions form the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more or the following points: (1) Whether the

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proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques for other forms of information technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton Chief, Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B05, Bethesda, MD 20852-7510 or call non- toll free number (301) 496-1126 or E-mail your request, including your return address, to

COMMENT DUE DATE: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received on or before July 16, 1999.

Dated: June 9, 1999. Michael H. Rosenthal, Acting Executive Officer, NICHD.

[FR Doc. 99-15224Filed6-15-99; 8:45 am]