Ford Australia driver survey finds "Cyclist Road Rage" epidemic

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Ford Australia driver survey finds "Cyclist Road Rage" epidemic

Postby Thoglette » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:33 pm

The Guardian reports that Ford has released a survey of driver attitudes

They report that the study claims 1 in 10 drivers cops abuse from other drivers and 1 in 5 " admits to cyclist road rage", whatever that is.

The Ford survey found incidents with cyclists were driven in large part by lack of experience on the part of the driver, combined with “intolerance of cyclists”. Among drivers aged 18-24, 11% said they had been involved in an incident with a cyclist, compared with just 6% of drivers aged 25-60.


No link to the survey itself.
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Re: Ford Australia driver survey finds "Cyclist Road Rage" epidemic

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:06 pm

Thoglette wrote:The Guardian reports that Ford has released a survey of driver attitudes

They report that the study claims 1 in 10 drivers cops abuse from other drivers and 1 in 5 " admits to cyclist road rage", whatever that is.

The Ford survey found incidents with cyclists were driven in large part by lack of experience on the part of the driver, combined with “intolerance of cyclists”. Among drivers aged 18-24, 11% said they had been involved in an incident with a cyclist, compared with just 6% of drivers aged 25-60.


No link to the survey itself.
(p.s. made you click :mrgreen: )


Hmmm, the Guardian, my number one source of credible facts and news (not). However I would believe the figures, and actually wouldn't be surprised if real figures were even higher.
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Re: Ford Australia driver survey finds "Cyclist Road Rage" epidemic

Postby RonK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:33 pm

It’s part of a marketing exercise in the guise of driver training to sell Ford cars to high school kids.
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Re: Ford Australia driver survey finds "Cyclist Road Rage" epidemic

Postby Scott_C » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:02 pm

Thoglette wrote:1 in 5 " admits to cyclist road rage", whatever that is.


The article does imply that the definition of 'cyclist road rage' from the survey was: "swearing, honking their horn or making hand gestures when passing a cyclist."

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Re: Ford Australia driver survey finds "Cyclist Road Rage" epidemic

Postby Tamiya » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:36 pm

Scott_C wrote: "swearing, honking their horn or making hand gestures when passing a cyclist."


meh, that's just norm for metro driving around Melb :P cyclist need not even be present, but they're common enough around city so you're always passing (or getting passed) by a bike at any particular time :idea:

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