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Fewer motorists feel safe on roads in Singapore: survey

AXA survey finds three out of five motorists feel that driving in Singapore has become less safe.

SINGAPORE: Compared with three years ago, fewer motorists feel safe on the roads in Singapore, a survey of more than 450 drivers showed.

In 2011, the AXA Road User Behaviour Survey found that 73 per cent of respondents perceived Singapore roads to be safe when it came to the risk of being involved in an accident. This dropped to 55 per cent this year, according to the latest survey which was released on Tuesday (June 3).

The survey, commissioned by AXA Insurance Singapore in February, found that 62 per cent of the respondents felt that driving has become, on the whole, less safe, compared with the previous years. An “increase of aggressive drivers” was cited as the top reason.

Although the majority of drivers believed the roads are less safe, they also admitted to engaging in dangerous behaviour themselves, with 59 per cent of respondents citing “going through an amber light” as their most frequent behaviour.

To promote safety awareness, the AXA Drive mobile application was launched on Tuesday and can be downloaded for free from the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.

It assesses one’s driving behaviour by looking into acceleration, braking and turning of the vehicle.

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