That India has a very high accident rate is a known fact and it is due to a variety of reasons. A recent survey conducted by Nissan India has shown that it is carelessness on the driver’s part that is a major cause of concern.
According to the survey, Indians are posing a serious threat on the road with 3 in every 5 admitting using mobile phones while driving. Of this, North India leads with 62 per cent compared to South with 52 per cent. At the same time, only 1 in 4 Indians have admitted that they have been caught by cops breaking this law. Over-speeding additionally posed another problem as 60 per cent of respondents admitted to over-speeding in Kerala, followed by 51 per cent in Delhi, and 28 per cent in Punjab. Conducted in collaboration with Nissan India and Kantar IMRB, the Nissan Connected Families of India survey deep dives into the day-to-day driving habits of Indians across 20 states, ranging from over-speeding, phone usage, punctuality and vigilance to trust.
Using cell phones apart, about 68 per cent Indians confessed to always getting lost while driving to a new place and nearly 64 per cent of the respondents admitted to getting late for meetings. This trend varied from North to South, as 65 per cent respondents in Kerala conceded to failing in keeping time commitments as opposed to 48% in Punjab.