|Authors:||Beate Elvebakk, Ingeborg Storesund Hesjevoll, Tom Erik Julsrud|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1716-5|
A large share of the population accepts significant interventions in road traffic for the sake of safety. In particular, there seems to be little resistance to the introduction of compulsory safety equipment. Acceptance of safety measures is higher among women and among older respondents than among younger men, and there is a certain tendency that those who place themselves on the political left accept larger interventions than those who place themselves on the right. The population consistently accepts more paternalism and expert rule in road traffic than they do within leisure and healthcare. It seems as if the population to a greater extent than road safety experts desire to maintain the right to exercise activities that are risky, but have an intrinsic value for those exercising them.