Annual MDOT Dynamic Message Sign Effectiveness Survey (2019)
For each question, please check the option you feel is most applicable. This survey should take
no longer than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for being part of this study.
GENERAL QUESTIONS
1. Are you aware of the Dynamic Message Signs (DMSs) operated along Maryland highways by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)? (See picture below) *
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2. In general, how accurate have you found the messages on the DMSs to be? *
3. In general, how useful have you found the messages on the DMSs to be? *
4. Was there a particular roadway (or roadways) that you had in mind when answering Questions 1-3?
If “Yes”, please name that roadway (or roadways):
Your answer
5. If you answered “Yes” to Question 4, is there a particular location (or locations) of the DMSs that you had in mind?
If “Yes”, please identify that location (or locations):
Your answer
6. Are there other locations where a DMS would be helpful?
If "Yes", please identify that roadway (or roadways) and location (or locations):
Your answer
7. What information would you like to see on a DMS?
Your answer
8. If a roadway is closed, should the DMS show the reason for closure (crash, roadwork, weather, etc.)?
9. Do you use navigation apps such as Google Maps or Waze?
If “Yes”, does this reduce the usefulness of the DMSs to you?
MESSAGE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
10. When you have seen messages similar to the specific messages shown below, how accurate and how useful have they been to you?
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11. Does the use of flashing beacons (shown below) on the DMS increase your awareness of the message?
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12. Given the choice between Message A and Message B (shown below), which would you prefer?
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13. Given the choice between Message A, B, and C (shown below), which would you prefer?
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DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTIONS (Optional)
Which best describes the purpose of the majority of your driving in the last year?
What is your gender?
What is your age?
How many miles did you drive last year?
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