Attitudes of Virginians Toward Transportation Safety: Results of the 1978 Transportation Safety Opinion Poll: Final Report

Report No: 79-R51

Published in 1979

About the report:

In October and November of 1978, the Virginia Department of Transportation Safety sponsored a statewide public opinion poll conducted by the Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council. From the first of October through the fifteenth of November, approximately 2,000 randomly selected Virginia families were called and a member of each household over 16 years old was asked his opinion on various issues relating to transportation safety. This report presents the findings of the survey on the topics of 1) drinking and driving, 2) youthful drivers, 3) speed and enforcement, 4) motor vehicle inspection, 5) motorcycle helmet legislation, 6) seat belts and air bags, 7) highway safety improvement priorities, and 8) safety at railroad grade crossings.

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.


  • Cheryl W. Lynn

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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