PUBLIC ACCEPTABILITY OF HIGHWAY SAFETY COUNTERMEASURES. VOLUME I: BACKGROUND OF STUDY AND METHODOLOGY

This study provides information about public attitudes towards proposed highway safety countermeasures in three program areas: alcohol and drugs, unsafe driving behaviors, and pedestrian safety. This volume describes the three research methodologies employed in the project. First, focus group discussions were conducted to identify the nature of public concerns about, and attitudes towards, the countermeasures in order to develop a questionnaire for use in a general public survey. Second, a statistically generated sample of the general public was surveyed to produce estimates of acceptability that could be projected to the national adult population. Third, special interest case studies were conducted in each of ten states to obtain qualitative perspectives from experts in key organizations that were believed to have special interest or expertise in the countermeasure areas under investigation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB82-110420. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E19, PB82-110404.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mathematica Policy Research, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 2393
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08540

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Vayda, A
    • Crespi, I
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPR/PRS-71-24-V1 Final Rpt., HS-805 970
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01466
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1982 12:00AM