Brussels’ people feel unsafe due to lack of respect in traffic
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    Brussels’ people feel unsafe due to lack of respect in traffic

    People in Brussels feel unsafe in traffic mostly because of a lack of respect. Credit: pxhere.

    People in Brussels feel unsafe in traffic mostly because of a lack of respect between the different kinds of road users, according to a Brussels’ Mobility survey.

    In 2018, Brussels launched the ‘Goed op weg’ survey to find out how safe Brussels residents feel in traffic, to which 1,562 people responded, reports Bruzz. The outcome was that roughly only half of the people in Brussels feel safe.

    The results show that only 14% of people feel entirely safe in Brussels traffic, and 40% indicated to have a ‘decent’ feeling of safety. 45% said they did not or did not at all feel safe in traffic in the capital.

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    The biggest factor seemed to be the lack of respect between different road users, according to 53% of the respondents. Carelessness in traffic, poorly maintained road infrastructure and failure to respect the traffic signs are the next three reasons.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times