Road safety survey 1985

SND-ID: SND 0555

This study is part of the collection Road safety survey

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TS-enkäten 1985

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

National Road Safety Office


This is the fifth study in a series of annual surveys on road safety conducted since 1981. 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 1985. Today the study is conducted on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration.

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 1985 had a 81,1 percent response rate and a sample of 4 737 randomly selected people aged between 15 and 84 years. Previous years the age group -75 to 84 years were not included, this group will return in future studies with four to five 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 30 questions are used, including descriptive questions, estimation questions and attitude qu

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Individuals aged 15-84 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
A sample of 4 737 individuals, stratified after seven age groups, was drawn from the Statistic Sweden register over the total population (RTB).

Time period(s) investigated

1985-10 – 1985-12

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Geographic location: Sweden

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Road safety survey 1985

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Version 2.1

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National Road Safety Office. Swedish Transport Administration (2013). Road safety survey 1985. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

National Road Safety Office

Time period(s) investigated

1985-10 – 1985-12

Collection methodology

Postal questionnaire with three written reminders.

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-10–1985-12
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: TS questionnaire 1985 (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