Hong Kong safety survey reveals hypocrisy behind the wheel

Drivers in Hong Kong claim to be concerned about dangerous driving habits such as speeding and tailgating, but a high proportion still admit to unsafe practices on the road.

Drivers in Hong Kong claim to be concerned about dangerous driving habits such as speeding and tailgating, but a high proportion still admit to unsafe practices on the road. A survey conducted by AXA Insurance found that 75 per cent of respondents were concerned about tailgating but 52 per cent of drivers admitted to committing this offence. The three most frequently committed offences - exceeding the speed limit by more than 10kph, running amber lights and using a phone while driving - were all deemed to be less dangerous by most respondents. Respondents instead named drink-driving, illegal overtaking and failing to give way to oncoming vehicles as the three most dangerous driving behaviours.
While almost 70 per cent of respondents said they felt safe on Hong Kong roads, 75 per cent admitted to speeding and 66 per cent admitted to answering calls and texting while driving.

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