The ESRA project is a joint initiative of research institutes in 25 countries aiming at collecting comparable national data on road users’ opinions, attitudes and self-reported behaviour with respect to road traffic risks. A common questionnaire was developed in English (UK)1 and translated into 29 different country-language versions. The themes covered in the survey are: attitude towards unsafe traffic behaviour, behaviour of other road users, subjective safety and risk perception, involvement in road crashes, reported police checks and perceived likelihood of getting caught for traffic offences, self-declared (unsafe) behaviour in traffic, support for road safety policy measures and use of different modes of transportation.

Data collection was organised in two phases (June 2015 for 17 countries and November 2016 for 8 additional countries). In total, ESRA gathered data from almost 27,000 road users. An overview of the project and the results are available on