2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

This document presents the results of the AAA Foundation’s tenth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index (TSCI), a nationally-representative survey conducted in 2017 that assesses the U.S. driving population’s attitudes and perceptions toward traffic safety. More than 2,600 survey respondents contributed to the results. As in previous years, the 2017 TSCI reveals that people in the United States value safe travel and also desire a greater level of security than they currently are experiencing. Unsafe driving behavior – such as red-light running, texting while driving and impaired driving – are perceived as posing serious threats to personal safety. However, despite these strongly held concerns, many individuals admit engaging in unsafe driving practices. Most drivers (89.3%) reported engaging in at least one of the risky behaviors examined in the survey at least once in the past 30 days. As such, drivers in the sample often demonstrate a “do as I say, not as I do” attitude. For example, although 92% of respondents reported that driving through a light that just turned red when they could have stopped is unacceptable behavior, 43% admitted to doing so in the past month. Additional topics include: impaired driving, cell phone use, texting, speeding, red-light running, and drowsy driving.


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  • Accession Number: 01670316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2018 9:33AM