London’s riders lift the lid on safety concerns

Drivers not looking and the use of mobile phones are two of the biggest fears expressed by Capital’s riders during a recent survey.

The survey, carried out by 2Wheels London, asked riders ‘what driving behaviours pose an immediate threat to your safety?’- giving a list of options and asking them to indicate whether they strongly disagree, disagree, agree or strongly agree.

It attracted more than 430 responses.

The results show that ‘drivers not looking’ and ‘driver using a mobile phone’ are perceived to be the most dangerous driving behaviours – with 80% and 75% strongly agreeing, respectively.

In total, 94% of respondents either ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that drivers not looking posed a threat to their safety.

Meanwhile, 92% either ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ about the dangers caused by the use of mobile phones – and 90% by vehicle drivers not indicating when turning.

More than eight in 10 (82%) of respondents have safety fears over vehicles pulling out from left, while 80% are concerned about vehicles overtaking too closely.

18 May 2020

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