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Half of drivers don’t know how to use a roundabout

Roundabouts, three-lane highways and bad weather are all a bit of a mystery

MORE than half of motorists do not know how to use a roundabout properly, according to a road safety study released yesterday by non-profit organisation REACTION Youth for the Prevention.

According to the study, 51 per cent of respondents said they know little about the correct use of roundabouts while 34 per cent say they know enough.

Under half, 46 per cent, said they know how to use the three-lane highway properly while 36 per cent said they know little about it.

A quarter don’t know much about preparing for driving in bad weather conditions (summer or winter) while 50 per cent do not know much about the latest legislation passed on road safety relating to driving under the influence, speeding etc.

Over two in five, 42 per cent, do not know what they are meant to do in the case of a road accident, while 29 per cent know little about what to do when a tyre bursts while driving.

More than half the motorists, 54 per cent, deemed the level of road safety in the country good, while 18 per cent said it was average. The majority, 76 per cent, found road safety campaigns in the country to be effective.

The study was prepared using a random sample of 675 motorists throughout Cyprus between April 15, 2013, and April 15, 2014.

Respondents were made up of 56 per cent men and 44 per cent women representing different age groups.

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