RESEARCH - E-Survey of Road Users’ Attitudes

E-Survey of Road Users Attitudes LogoAccording to the website, the E-Survey of Road Users' Attitudes (ESRA) 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 and road safety culture. 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.

Canada is part of the third ESRA survey which includes 38 other countries. A PDF version of Canada's Fact Sheet shows the results of the survey that was supported by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF).

Data in the survey includes:

  • More than 50% of drivers report driving faster than the speed limit
  • 48% of cyclists do not use a helmet
  • 41% of pedestrians walk against red lights
  • 34% of e-scooter users ride after they think they've had too much to drink
  • 63% of respondents support zero tolerance for blood alcohol
  • Only 16% of drivers think they will be checked by police for talking or texting while driving