Practices, Attitudes and Perceptions toward Road Safety in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

This paper reports on a study undertaken to determine knowledge and attitudes regarding traffic safety devices, measures, and legislation in the general population in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. The authors conducted a baseline random digit dial (RDD) fixed line telephone verbal survey of Yerevan households in April 2009 with a follow-up survey in May 2010. The survey included questions on restraint (seat belts and child car seats) use, motor vehicle crash experiences, and attitudes regarding traffic safety. The first survey includes 390 respondents. In this group, 90% percent of household cars had seatbelts, while 47% had airbags. 24% of the respondents said that they always or usually wore a seatbelt when driving, 21% wore a belt as a passenger. Of the 61% who were aware of child restraints, only 32% had ever used one. The authors conducted a follow-up survey one year later, after nationwide enforcement efforts were increased. In the follow-up survey, 81% percent of the respondents said that they always or usually wore a seatbelt when driving, and 69% wore a belt as a passenger. There was no significant increase of awareness or use of child restraints in the follow-up survey. The authors conclude that improved enforcement greatly increased awareness and compliance with current legislation in Yerevan. The study offers beneficial baseline information for determining future policy and brings to light the great need for a multi-dimensional road traffic safety initiative.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 191–200
  • Monograph Title: Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. 56th Annual Scientific Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 14-17, 2012
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  • Accession Number: 01482983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 2013 9:26PM