ESRA (E-Survey of Road users’ Attitudes) is a joint initiative of road safety institutes, research centres, public services, and private sponsors from all over the world. The aim is to collect and analyse comparable data on road safety performance, in particular road safety culture and behaviour of road users. The ESRA data are used as a basis for a large set of road safety indicators. These provide scientific evidence for policy making at national and international levels. 

Vias institute in Brussels (Belgium) initiated and coordinates ESRA, in cooperation with eleven core group partners (BASt, BFU, CTL, IATSS, IFSTTAR, ITS, KFV, NTUA, PRP, SWOV, TIRF). At the heart of ESRA is a jointly developed questionnaire survey, which is translated into national language versions. The themes covered include: self-declared behaviour, attitudes and opinions on unsafe traffic behaviour, enforcement experiences and support for policy measures. The survey addresses different road safety topics (e.g. driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs and medicines, speeding, distraction) and targets car occupants, motorcycle and moped drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

In June 2019, key results of the second edition of the ESRA survey will be presented at the 2nd ESRA symposium in Brussels (www.esranet.eu/en/news-events/). In total this survey collected data from more than 35,000 road users across 32 countries. An overview of the initiative and the results are available on www.esranet.eu

In June 2019, key results of the second edition of the ESRA survey will be presented at the 2nd ESRA symposium in Brussels (www.esranet.eu/en/news-events/). In total this survey collected data from more than 35,000 road users across 32 countries. An overview of the initiative and the results are available on www.esranet.eu