The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released its annual Traffic Safety Culture Index identifying driver’s attitudes and behaviors as they relate to traffic safety. What is most striking is that while most drivers desire a greater level of security of the wheel, they way they behave pretty much contradicts that desire for safety. Some highlights from the Index include:
- More than 1 in 5 (21.4%) drivers report having been involved in a motor vehicle crash in which someone had to go to the hospital, including 11.1% who have been seriously injured themselves.
- Nearly 1 in 3 (31.6%) drivers report having had a relative who was seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash.
- Most drivers (87.5%) perceive that distracted drivers are a bigger problem today than in past years.
- Drivers view texting or emailing while driving as a serious threat (96.8%).
- Speeding on freeways and residential streets is prevalent and more than half of drivers reported driving 15mph over the speed limit on a freeway and 47.6% reported driving 10mph over on residential streets.
- Most respondents supported requiring alcohol-ignition interlocks for drivers convicted of DWI
To read more about the Traffic Safety Culture Index, click here.
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