Survey : 78% Two Wheeler Riders Cannot Recoganize Half Of The Road Signs

According to a recent survey including 1500 two wheeler drivers across 10 major Indian cities, it was found that a huge chunk of 78% two-wheeler drivers cannot recoganize 50% of the road-signs. All this is despite the fact that India is the world’s biggest two-wheeler market. Naturally, the road literacy in the country remains is quite low.

The survey was titled " Honda Road Sign IQ Survey". Also it was found that the Mumbai city riders were the most literate when it came to road safety awareness at 79%, closely followed by Pune (63%) and Bangalore (41%).

It can be said that there is a need to enforce the three E’s (Enforcement, Engineering & Education ) of road safety. Also a staggering number of 80% riders cannot tell the difference between mandatory and cautionary road signs. Women were found to be more literate for road safety at 26% of candidates recoganizing half the road safety signs as compared to men with 21%. The age slot of 20-24 was found to be the most road sign literate with 31% recoganizing 50% or more of the road signs.

Although the numbers are dismal, about 63% of the riders interviewed for this survey believed in wearing helmets. Given the fact that there is not adequate awareness regarding the road safety rules in the country, the numbers are not at all surprising. Honda 2Wheelers has taken an initiative by adopting 11 traffic training parks across India including Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Yeola (Nashik), Hyderabad, Indore and Coimbatore. Honda has also conducted training for 6,500 civilians through their traffic parks.