2020 Traffic Safety Culture Index

As in previous years, this report details the data collection methodology and summarizes major national-level results of the 13th annual Traffic Safety Culture Index (TSCI). In addition, this report includes analyses of traffic safety culture before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and responses regarding increased or decreased driving due to the pandemic. This report presents results of the 2020 TSCI in three sub-sections. The first sub-section includes the “overall” results regarding perceived danger, perceived risk of apprehension, social disapproval, self-reporting of behaviors, and support of safety laws related to various risky driving behaviors. The second sub-section highlights comparing drivers’ attitudes/perceptions with their behaviors. The last sub-section examines travel patterns and traffic safety culture before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are described in the context of three focus areas: (1) distracted driving, primarily with cell phone use, including talking, texting, and emailing; (2) aggressive driving, including speeding and running red lights; and (3) drowsy and impaired driving (by alcohol or other drugs).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01787563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2021 1:54PM