UAE motorists find roads less dangerous and driving less enjoyable

The UAE Road Safety Monitor survey links the perception of UAE motorists to the main causes of road accidents

Thomas Edelmann, RoadSafetyUAE with Frederik Bisbjerg, i-Insured.
Thomas Edelmann, RoadSafetyUAE with Frederik Bisbjerg, i-Insured.

A study commissioned by i-Insured and RoadSafetyUAE and conducted by YouGov in February 2018 has revealed positive motorist perception about UAE road safety. 

The UAE Road Safety Monitor survey which started in 2015 links the perception of UAE motorists to the main causes of road accidents.

The 6th cycle of the survey based on the views of a representative sample of 1,004 UAE residents found that all dimensions of dangerous driving as well as commute times and traffic accidents have declined through the previous five cycles.

However, the absolute levels of perceived misbehaviour are still high, and UAE motorists feel there’s room for improvement in driving enjoyment and traffic infrastructure.

RoadSafetyUAE engages with governmental entities and more than 30 corporate partners to raise awareness about proper conduct on roads in order to reduce the number of road traffic fatalities, injuries and accidents in the UAE.

The UAE Road Safety Monitor survey is conducted every six months with the next scheduled release in mid Q32018.

Thomas Edelmann, managing director, RoadSafetyUAE, said: “It seems that the ongoing and hard work of all stakeholders like governmental entities, the media, corporations and platforms like RoadSafetyUAE have started bearing fruit. UAE motorists perceive less dangerous driving, less lane swerving, less tailgating, less speeding and less distracted driving on our roads.”

Frederik Bisbjerg, executive vice president-retail, i-Insured, said: “Despite these positive trends, more needs to be done, as the absolute levels of perceived misbehaviour are still high. The dedicated work of all stakeholders must continue, especially with regards to educating UAE’s road users by creating more awareness for proper conduct.”

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