For national Road Safety week Ford Australia conducted a survey of 1,000 people and found
- 5 per cent admitted they have driven over the speed limit
- 14 per cent admit there are some road rules they do not follow when driving
Canberra showed the highest level of rule breakers
- 67 per cent agreed that if other drivers were courteous, they would feel better on the road
- Nearly one quarter admitted to only being courteous if another driver is courteous first.
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The road safety week website asks people to sign a pledge to drive as if the people around you, were a loved one.
While the sentiment for this survey and pledge is honourable, it is unlikely to make a significant long-term impact. We need a behaviour change program that addresses all the circumstances that make us law breakers and aggressive road users.
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