Did you know? A study confirms that VW polo drivers are the worst...

Did you know? A study confirms that VW polo drivers are the worst...

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Did you know? A study confirms that VW polo drivers are the worst...
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A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation revealed the vehicles that dominate with fatal crashes in South Africa. You won't or maybe you will believe what the top vehicle makes and models were...

"Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Quantum are the vehicle models mostly involved in fatal crashes in South Africa and account for the highest number of speed infringement fines issued, a study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation has revealed." (Media Statement)

A baseline study – titled South African Fatal Crashes in Context - which was published last month, analysed fatal crash data from 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2021 - a period of 3.8 years. It also analysed Aarto speed infringement data from 1 January 2019 to 20 June 2021, a period of 2.5 years.

A total of 48,330 vehicles were involved in 37,583 fatal crashes with 45,232 deaths during the period according to data on the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s national crash data management system.

An analysis of the top 20 vehicle models involved in fatal crashes showed that the Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Hilux, and Toyota Quantum were involved in 43.2% of fatal crashes.

The Volkswagen Polo came out on top, with a contribution of 16.7% of all fatal crashes, confirming what many South Africans have long suspected. It was followed closely by the Toyota Hilux which was involved in 14.2% of fatal crashes and the Toyota Quantum with a recorded 12.2% involvement in fatal crashes.

The aim of the study was to educate us about the fatalities on the roads. It gives light to ways of creating prevention. And more than that, it allows for drivers to be more weary when it comes to the stigma attached to these vehicle makes. 

"The study also found that Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Quantum vehicles aged between 5-10 years were involved in most fatal crashes when ranked by the grouping of vehicle make, model and age. The report will inform further research that will provide input towards reducing death and injuries because of road crashes." (Media Statement)

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The above information was sourced from the Road Traffic Management Corporation

The full report is available on the RTMC website www.rtmc.co.za.

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