MVA study shows cyclists well-behaved than motorists

Mompati Bontsibokae PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mompati Bontsibokae PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

A study recently conducted by the Motor Vehicle Fund (MVA) on road user behaviour has unveiled a concerning trend of lawlessness on the roads in Gaborone, with the majority of motorists disregarding road safety rules.

Senior Manager Injury Prevention at MVA, Mompati Bontsibokae, shared the findings of the study at the 2024 Road Safety Stakeholders Engagement meeting held at Travel Lodge recently.

He highlighted that the overall behaviour index, excluding speeding, stands at 60%, indicating a significant risk of 40%, which explains the persistently high number of accidents in the city. Bontsibokae emphasised that drivers' compliance with seat belt usage, traffic signs, and signals, as well as distractions, was at a concerning 67%.

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