Road safety survey 1997

SND-ID: SND 0624

This study is part of the collection Road safety survey

Alternative title

TS-enkäten 1997

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Road Administration


This is the 17th study in a series of annual surveys on road safety conducted since 1981. The study is conducted by Statistics Sweden on behalf of the Swedish National Road Administration, which had the overall responsibility for road safety in Sweden in 1997. 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 1997 had a 75,4 percent response rate and a sample of 9 730 randomly selected people aged between 15 and 84 years. Since 1985 the age group -75 to 84 returns 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 24 questions are used, including descriptive questions, estimation questions and attitude questions.


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Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-84 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
A sample of 6300 individuals, stratified after gender, seven age groups and seven geographical areas, was drawn from the Statistic Sweden register over the total population (RTB).
Requests were made to expand the survey and to separately report the results from Lulåe and Kiruna municipalities and the counties of Uppsala, Södermanland, Örebro and Västmanland. The new sample consists of 168 strata and was drawn by gender, seven age groups and twelve regional areas. Total sample after the expansion is 9 730 individuals.

Time period(s) investigated

1997-10 – 1998-01

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Geographic location: Sweden

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Road safety survey 1997

Associated documentation

Version 3.0

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Swedish Road Administration. Swedish Transport Administration (2014). Road safety survey 1997. Swedish National Data Service. Version 3.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Road Administration

Time period(s) investigated

1997-10 – 1997-12

Collection methodology

Postal questionnaire with three written reminders.

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-10–1997-12
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: 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: 1998-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06