Using existing public data sources, we have tried to describe some
traffic safety measures for
immigrant groups in Sweden. The study was made in three stages: A study of
the literature, a
survey of available data sources, and statistical analysis of some combined
The results of the literature study were disappointing, an indication of
the limited interest in
these issues so far.
In the database survey, we found that there are some important sources
about traffic and road users. Unfortunately, not all of these can be merged
with the records of the
total population (RTB). Since RTB is the only data source that contains data
on the country of
origin, it is not possible to elucidate all aspects of traffic safety for
immigrant groups from existing
data. One example is that travel patterns cannot be described since the
travel pattern survey data
cannot be matched to RTB.
In the comparison of accident statistics, we did not study individual
countries but larger groups
of countries, a total of nine. The results indicate significant traffic
safety differences between these
groups of nationalities. Finally, we discuss some aspects of quality in the
data sources used. It is
concluded that the results must be interpreted with some care.
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 907 , 2001.