Road safety survey 1981

SND-ID: SND 0551

This study is part of the collection Road safety survey

Alternative title

TS-enkäten 1981

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

National Road Safety Office


This is the first study in a series of annual surveys on road safety. The study is conducted by Statistics Sweden on behalf of the Traffic Safety Board, which had the overall responsibility for road safety in Sweden in 1981.

The study aims to identify and analyse traffic safety statistics. This is done by a written questionnaire directed to a stratified sample of the population. The study from 1981 had a 79.4 percent response rate and a sample of 3 060 randomly selected people aged between 15 and 74 years.

The questions in the study include, for example, traffic behaviour and traffic patterns; attitudes to road safety and traffic rules, the relation between alcohol and traffic and child safety in traffic. Both motor traffic, bicycle and foot traffic is concerned. A total of 22 questions are used, including descriptive questions, estimation questions and attitude questions.


The survey aims to identify and analyse traffic safety statistics.



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Individuals aged 15-74 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
A sample of 6030 individuals, stratified after eight age groups, was drawn from the Statistic Sweden register over the total population (RTB).

Time period(s) investigated

1981-10 – 1981-12

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Geographic location: Sweden

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Road safety survey 1981

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Version 2.1

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National Road Safety Office. Swedish Transport Administration (2013). Road safety survey 1981. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

National Road Safety Office

Time period(s) investigated

1981-10 – 1981-12

Collection methodology

Postal questionnaire with three written reminders.

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1981-10–1981-12
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: TS questionnaire 1981 (Questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group


Variable 6 can be used as a weight to make the data representative of the whole population.



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Published: 1996-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06