- To understand the distribution of people who drive vehicles in India
- To suggest readers on best practices
- To bring to notice that what dangerous practices we have and to realize it
- Future: To use this statistics along with suggestions for corrective actions that can be taken
- 63 persons who have a valid Indian Driving License
- Most of the specimen were from South India
- 35% of people consider themselves as good drivers; Whereas 8% believe they are the best and 5% not good drivers.
- A very good practice- Using helmet/seat belt while driving is followed by 59%, always. 27% use it most of the times.
- 48% agree that they do rash driving, at least only in emergencies. And a funny finding- 29% of people do rash drive sometimes, without any specific reason.
No, I don’t rash drive 17 27% I penetrate through narrow gaps between other vehicles 22 35% I neglect pedestrians 2 3% I jump signals 2 3% I go through “No Entry”s 2 3% Over speeding 28 44% Other 5 8%
- More than half of people do not use mobile phones while driving.
- More than 50% of people met with accidents, in which 30% of people claim that the mistake was on the other person. I believe there were people who hit on cattle and claim it was the cattle’s mistake. It is up to those who participated in the survey to make a discretion.
- There are two kind of people who can be considered as dangerous drivers- those who drive zig zag and squeezing between other vehicles. Here is the statistics
- Out of 59% of people who were caught by cops 38% were never changed with any penalties. Others are charged on various reasons
- 38% percent of cases, cops accept bribes whereas rest were truthful!
Many of the participants believe that a centralized-integrated penal system should be in place.