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E-survey of Road Users’ Attitudes

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is a member of the E-survey of Road Users’ Attitudes (ESRA) Steering Group, a consortium currently consisting of 11 organizations across the world, which manages the ESRA initiative. The initiative is led and coordinated by Vias institute (Brussels, Belgium).

ESRA is a joint initiative of road safety institutes, research centres, public services, and private sponsors from all over the world that collect and analyze comparable data on road safety performance and road safety culture. The ESRA data are used as a basis for a large set of road safety indicators that provide scientific evidence for national and international policy making.

A jointly developed questionnaire survey is translated into national language versions with themes including self-declared behaviour, attitudes and opinions on unsafe behaviour in traffic, enforcement experiences and support for policy measures. The survey addresses different road safety topics (e.g., driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs and medicines, speeding, distraction as well as seatbelt and helmet use) and targets car occupants, moped riders and motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and e-scooter riders.

Three editions of ESRA have taken place to date with ESRA1 conducted in 2015-2017, ESRA2 in 2018-2020 and ESRA3 in 2023. In total, the ESRA survey has been conducted in 68 countries across 6 continents.

TIRF ESRA publications are posted to the ESRA website and can be accessed in the below publications list.

Project Status: Ongoing
Project Updated: July 17, 2024

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