SURVEY OF PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS ON HIGHWAY SAFETY (1978)

The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sponsored the survey as part of a systematic effort to monitor public perceptions on highway safety issues. The four major areas of interest are (1) the 55 mph national speed limit; (2) safety belts; (3) 1984 requirement for airbags or similar passive restraint or crash protection devices; and (4) driving after drinking. A scientifically selected, national sample of 1,500 licensed drivers was interviewed by telephone concerning their attitudes, knowledge, and behavior with respect to the four issues of interest. In addition, the survey assessed drivers' awareness of public information and education campaigns, and their perceptions of accident risk. This report contains the results of the survey as well as a description of the procedures. The questionnaire is appended to the report.

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  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-719
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01424
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM