Road safety survey 2008

SND-ID: snd0930-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: Road safety survey


Alternative title

TS-enkäten 2008

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Road Administration


This is the 27th 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 2008 had a 62,4 percent response rate and a sample of 9 600 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 26 questions are used, including descriptive questions, estimation questions and attitude questions.


The survey aims to identify and analyse traffic safety statistics.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

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 Road Administration, was drawn from the Statistic Sweden register over the total population (RTB).
An additional selection of 500 individuals were made for Region Norr, to allow separate report of Norrbottens and Västerbotten county. An additional selection of 2 700 individuals was also made for Region Mälardalen, to allow separate report of Uppsala, Södermanlands, Örebro och Västmanlands county.
A certain "over selection" was based on covering.
Total sample 9 600 individuals, 154 strata (11 geographic areas, 7 age groups, 2 gender).

Time period(s) investigated

2008-03 – 2008-05



Number of individuals/objects



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

Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-03-19 – 2008-05-23
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Web-based interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-03-19 – 2008-05-23
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information
Topic and keywords

Research area

Transport and travel (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Legislation and legal systems (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Children (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Vägverket. (2008). Trafiksäkerhet. Resultat från trafiksäkerhetsenkäten 2008. Elektronisk publikation. Borlänge, Vägverket.
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Published: 2013-12-20
Last updated: 2019-02-06