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SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF TRAFFIC OFFENCE MONITORING SURVEY CONDUCTED LATE 2001 AND EARLY 2002

Offence GA KZ WC EC FS MP NW NP NC RSA
Speed: Urban: 60km/h LMV (% offenders) 26 44 53 54 40 71 70 35 56 44
Speed: Rural: 120 km/h LMV (% offenders) 22 27 39 24 23 48 9 20 16 27
Alcohol levels, urban, drivers (% offenders) 2.0 0.9 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.8 4.0 2.2 3.1 1.8
Alcohol levels, urban, pedestrian (% offenders) 18 7 9 7 5 5 11 3 12 11
Seat belts: Driver (road block survey)(% offenders - not wearing) 25 17 18 12 19 15 13 20 15 19
Seat belt: Front passenger (% offenders - not wearing) 56 48 51 43 40 48 51 49 48 50
Traffic signals (% of phases with offence) 53 30 29 24 44 48 27 54 14 40
Overtaking: Ave no. of offences / hour per barrier line survey point 10.5 9.0 4.2 5.1 3.0 27.3 4.8 2.4 0.9 8.4
Driver license (% offenders)(LMV) 9 8 8 6 9 7 6 4 8 8
Professional Driver Permit (% offenders) 13 19 11 22 15 6 9 6 6 13
Agreement: Number on license disc & plate 1 0 5 1 1 1 3 1 1 2
Tyres smooth or damaged: (% off)(TBT) 25 17 18 20 28 29 26 35 30 23
Lights: Front Bright (% offenders) 4 4 3 6 14 4 5 4 4 5
Lights: Front Dim (% offenders) 4 3 4 7 8 5 6 5 4 5
Lights: Front Flicker (% offenders) 4 4 3 6 11 3 4 3 3 4
Lights: Tail (% offenders) 6 8 7 9 6 7 13 8 11 7
Lights: Brake (% offenders) 6 9 8 11 9 7 10 8 11 8
Lights: Back Flick (% offenders) 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4

[Information kindly provided by the Arrive Alive National Fatal Accident Information Centre,National Department of Transport]

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