CR 227: Community Attitudes to Road Safety: Community Attitudes Survey Wave 18, 2005

This report documents the findings from the latest survey of community attitudes to road safety. The 2005 Community Attitudes Survey is the eighteenth in the long running survey program, the main purpose of which is to monitor attitudes to a variety of road safety issues, evaluate specific road safety countermeasures, suggest new areas for intervention and identify significant differences between jurisdictions.

The inscope population for the survey was persons aged 15 years and over. Interviewing, using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) technology, was conducted in March and April 2005. The sample comprised private dwellings across Australia listed in the Electronic White Pages telephone directory. A total of 1,690 interviews were conducted with an average interview length of 14 minutes. A disproportionate stratified sampling methodology was utilised to ensure adequate coverage of the population by age, sex, state/territory and capital city/other locations. The response rate (completed interviews divided by all contacts, excluding those away for survey period) was 73%.

The issues examined include: perceived causes of road crashes, exposure and attitudes to random breath testing, attitudes to speed, perceptions of police enforcement, mobile phone use while driving, reported usage of seat belts, involvement in road crashes, and experience of fatigue while driving.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Consultant Report

Author(s): Darren Pennay

Topics: Comm attitudes

Publication Date: 19/05/06