4WDs make others feel unsafe: survey

As you may be aware from previous posts, I detest Four-wheel-drive /SUVs on public roads. There has been a resonable amount of press on this in Australia over the last couple of years. The Age ran an opinion poll last year, with similar results to this survey.

4WDs make others feel unsafe: survey – National – www.theage.com.au:
“Four-wheel-drive owners are so arrogant and aggressive behind the wheel that 70 per cent of Australian motorists do not feel safe sharing the roads with them, a national survey reveals.

Almost half of the 1880 drivers surveyed want four-wheel-drives banished from city streets, while 39 per cent of four-wheel-drive owners acknowledged their vehicles were probably dangerous to other motorists.

Thirty per cent of four-wheel-drivers also admitted to talking on mobile phones without a hands-free kit compared to 17 per cent of other drivers, the survey for insurer AAMI found.”

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