The study points out that more than 48% of the passengers ranging in the seat back of the car do not use seat belt
Abertis subsidiary in Brazil, Arteris, has presented, within the framework of its 4th Security Forum, the first edition of its Observatory on behavior in its toll roads. The analysis has been done on 82,000 vehicles on the Régis Bittencourt toll road in Sao Paulo for a week.
The results of the study show that over 48% of passengers going in the seat back of the car do not use seat belt. These data is particularly relevant since the correct use of the belt can reduce by half the odds of death.
Another remarkable fact of the Observatory makes reference to the use of the indicators. A 57.5% of tested drivers changed lanes without indicating it previously with light signals. The unexpected maneuver is a serious offense and avoids that other drivers can take preventive measures.
Regarding the limit of speed, 29.6% of drivers in Brazil does not respect the maximum speed, and almost 16% ignores safety distances established by the Brazilian traffic code.
Survey on safety behavior
In addition, for the second consecutive year, Arteris has conducted a national survey on the behavior of the drivers to know the motive by which do not comply with the traffic regulations. A remarkable fact is the improvement in compliance with speed limits. This year, 59.3% of the respondents said they respect speed limits, while in 2016, the percentage was 51.3%. For other axes, there is no statistically significant variation.
The Abertis group promotes driving observatories in the countries in which it operates, in order to gather first-hand information on behaviors of risk on the toll roads and be able to make better decisions that be translated into measures of improvement of road safety. The study, carried out for the first time in Brazil, joins those already presented in France and Spain, and is expected to occur soon also in Chile and Argentina.
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