The Road Safety Issues in Northern Ireland 2021/2022 report is now available.
This report, produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), presents findings from the 2021/2022 Continuous Household Survey (CHS). The publication is available on the ASRB website.
- The majority of respondents (90%) responded correctly that the presence of street lights, generally means that the speed limit is 30 miles per hour.
- Almost three fifths of all drivers (58%) reported that they used their phone in some capacity while driving a car. This is a decrease from the 64% reported in 2020/21.
- Making a hands-free call accounted for the highest usage in a moving (49%) or stationary vehicle (47%), while six percent of drivers admitted to making a hand-held call while driving.
- Older drivers were identified as the group who were least likely to use their phone while driving with just under a third (30%) of those aged 65 or over admitting having done so in the last 12 months.
- The top 3 risks stated by respondents of using a mobile phone while driving were being more likely to cause a crash (94%), being more likely to be involved in a crash (90%) and being less likely to notice a danger ahead (87%).
- More than half (54%) of respondents believe that drivers were likely to be stopped by police for using their mobile phone while driving.