Road safety survey 2012

SND-ID: SND 0934

This study is part of the collection Road safety survey

Alternative title

TS-enkäten 2012

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Transport Administration


This is the 31th study in a series of annual surveys on road safety conducted since 1981. The study is conducted by Statistics Sweden on behalf of the the Swedish Transport Administration and aims to identify and analyse traffic safety statistics.

The study is is done by a questionnaire directed to a stratified sample of the population. The study from 2012 had a 52 percent response rate and a sample of 8 423 randomly selected people aged between 15 and 84 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 questions.


The survey aims to identify and analyse traffic safety statistics.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Responsible department/unit

Swedish Transport Administration
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-84 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
A sample of 6 300 individuals, stratified after geographical areas for the Swedish Transport Administration, was drawn from the Statistic Sweden register over the total population (RTB).
An additional selection of 2 050 individuals were made for Region Väst, to allow separate report of Halland, Gothenburg municipality, Västra Götaland and Värmland. A certain "over selection" was based on covering. Total sample 8423 individuals, 126 strata (9 geographic areas, 7 age groups, 2 gender).

Time period(s) investigated

2012-04 – 2012-06

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)


Trafikverket. (2012). Trafiksäkerhet. Resultat från trafiksäkerhetsenkäten 2012. Elektronisk publikation. Borlänge, Trafikverket.
Libris | Trafikverket
ISBN: 978-91-7467-390-6

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Road safety survey 2012

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Swedish Transport Administration (2014). Road safety survey 2012. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Transport Administration

Collection methodology

Web form and postal questionnaire with three written reminders.

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Web-based interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-04-12–2012-06-14
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Questionnary 2012 (Questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-04-19–2012-06-14
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Questionnary 2012 (Questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group


Variable 9 can be used as a weight to make the data representative of the whole population.



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2014-01-03
Last updated: 2019-02-06