The focus of the survey is the validation of the scale rather than the assessment of all countermeasures contained in the 2011-20 Australian NRSS document. In other words, the author acknowledges that the NRSS is a document of commitments rather than a description of the tasks to be undertaken nation-wide. In Australia, much of the operational level activities are undertaken by States and Territories. At the Federal level, there might be pledges and commitments towards funding and reforms. However, the purpose of the survey is not to pass judgement on this framework of responsibilities. It is only to validate a new attitudinal scale.
This survey uses a small number of the more than 40 interventions/programs included in the 2011-20 Australian NRSS. The ones used herein represent the first ones described in the strategy document. The idea is not to cover all the strategies in the NRSS. The NRSS itself is not intended to cover all the operational countermeasures implemented by the jurisdictions in Australia. The point of this survey is to develop a scale of public attitudes. It uses a 7-point Likert (rating) scale for most of its questions. Likely means Yes. Unlikely means No. The middle point (neutral) is represented by Not Sure. All the other response options represent the extent of certainty or uncertainty around Yes and No.
It is a confidential questionnaire. No individual participant shall be identified to a third party. The capture of the e-mails serves only to validate the answers. Its results will only be used as aggregate outcomes. Once analysed, the data shall be destroyed. For additional information about this survey, please, do not hesitate to contact Dr Joao Canoquena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The respondents must be fairly familiar with the 2011-20 Australian NRSS. A copy of this document can be found at http://roadsafety.gov.au/nrss/files/NRSS_2011_2020.pdf. This document does not represent all actions being carried out in Australia to reduce the road toll. It is mostly descriptive of a nation-wide commitment to act on the reduction of the road toll.