Nearly half of Singaporean drivers surveyed during a survey conducted by insurer AXA Insurance believe that roads have become less safe than they were three years ago.
According to the survey published Monday, November 26, the perception was that the presence of more aggressive drivers (72% of respondents to the survey), more non-drivers on the road, such as personal mobility devices (PMD) users and cyclists (70%) and an increasing number of private hire vehicles (57%).
This finding comes as 81% of respondents believe that Singapore's roads are either "safe enough" or "very safe". Police figures also showed that there had been a 20% drop in fatalities and 4% in accidents resulting in injuries between 2015 and 2017.
<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The survey, titled AXA Mobility Survey 2018surveyed 812 Singaporean road users aged 18 to 59 in April, ranging from private car owners to taxi drivers to motorcyclists, private car drivers, cyclists (including cyclists), PMD drivers and pedestrians. "data- reactid =" 54 "> The survey, titled AXA Mobility Survey 2018, surveyed 812 Singaporean road users aged 18 to 59, ranging from private car owners to taxi drivers, motorcyclists, drivers of commercial vehicles, motorists, cyclists (including sharing cyclists), motorcyclists and PMD pedestrians.
Leo Costes, general manager of AXA Insurance (retail) and head of customer, said: "Since our last survey in 2015, the mobility landscape in Singapore has evolved. This is why we have expanded our latest study to highlight the behaviors of new road users. groups and understand how to make roads safer for all.
"The results of the AXA Mobility Survey 2018 draw attention to specific areas where we can, along with the community, fight risky road behavior in Singapore. By sharing our ideas and data with the entire society, we hope not only to encourage the adoption of safer driving habits, but also to help people understand the real risks that come with them. on the road. "
PMD, bikes considered to contribute to more accidents
The survey found that while almost half of respondents (55%) view the growing number of PMD devices and bicycles positively, nearly three out of four think they make sidewalks more dangerous (78%). more congested (77%). percent), as well as contributing to more accidents (72 percent).
On the other hand, they generally welcome the introduction of ridesharing services (80%), although about one in two think they contribute to increasing the number of accidents (48%) and make roads less safe (45%). %). .
Older road users need more protection
Respondents also believe that older road users need more attention and protection. They believe that an increase in reckless driving (54%) and walking (44%) contributes to accidents involving older pedestrians. According to the semi-annual police report on the traffic situation this year, 40% of accidents involving elderly pedestrians in the first half of 2018 were due to jaywalking.
To make roads safer for older people, respondents favor the development of age-friendly infrastructure, such as age-appropriate road safety devices (58%) and crossings. designed for the elderly (50%). They also support better engagement and education of older people in road safety (46%).
Common risky road behavior
With respect to their personal habits of road use, more than 60% of survey respondents reported having at least one unsafe behavior on the road in the first quarter of 2018.
They pass by an orange light (29%), drive more than 10 km / h above the speed limit (25%) and do not stop completely at pedestrian crossings (25%).
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AXA has also donated 300 smart and portable walking aids, known as Qanemates, to its corporate responsibility partners Singapore Cancer Society and SportCares.
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