Highway Safety Attitudes of Virginians: Results of the 1977 Highway Safety Public Opinion Poll, Final Report

Report No: 78-R46

Published in 1978

About the report:

In October 1977, the Highway Safety Division of Virginia sponsored a statewide public opinion poll conducted by the Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council. From the first through the twenty-second of October, approximately 1,700 randomly selected Virginia families were called and a member of each household over 16 years old was asked his or her opinion on various highway safety issues. This report presents the findings of the survey on the topics of (1) right turn on red, (2) left turn on red, (3) the 55 mph speed limit, (4) alcohol countermeasures and the minimum legal drinking age, (5) driver licensing, (6) active and passive restraints, (7) periodic motor vehicle inspection, and (8) motorcycle helmet legislation.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Cheryl W. Lynn

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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