“On the other end of the spectrum is Bloemfontein‚ with drivers in this city using their cellphones 11% more than Cape Town‚ placing them at the greatest risk of accidents caused by distracted driving‚” said Nossel.
Durbanites fared badly in the poor driving behaviour associated with harsh acceleration‚ harsh braking and harsh cornering. Bloemfontein has the speediest drivers — 30% worse than winning Cape Town.
But Joburgers needn't despair‚ they are only a short distance behind.
In the metropolitan cities‚ there is similarly poor behaviour with night driving.
“[But] drivers in Joburg are on the road the least during the dangerous hours of the night. In last place is Bloemfontein‚” said Nossel.
The safest drivers were found to be women in the 66+ age group.
Young men‚ 18 to 25‚ came in last.