Canadians see an increase of dangerous actions on the road during the pandemic

Les Canadiens perçoivent une hausse des gestes dangereux sur la route pendant la pandémie

Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians reported their sense that the risky driving behaviors increased during the confinement period, according to a study published Thursday by the CAA.

These are speeding, which would be the main risk behaviour observed during the pandemic, according to 44% of the respondents. Following aggressive driving, cellphone use and driving, and careless driving.

According to CAA, speeding, no longer appeared in the top five in the ranking since 2013.

“We must never lose sight of the safety of different road users, indicated by way of a press release Ian Jack, vice-president, public affairs. In recent months, we have seen less cars on our roads, but more cyclists and pedestrians. They are the ones who are most at risk when motorists are distracted behind the wheel, or does not respect the speed limits”

The survey was conducted from June 5 to 16 with 2 824 Canadians. A probability sample of the same size would have led to a margin of error of 1.84 %, 19 times out of 20.

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