5/17: Drivers Leading Cause of NYC Accidents, Say More Than Two-Thirds

68% of adults in New York City believe people driving cars are the cause of most accidents on city streets.  Nearly one in five — 19% — thinks people riding bicycles are most at fault while 13% blame pedestrians.

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While majorities of residents in the five boroughs think drivers are the cause of most accidents, more in Brooklyn — 74%, the Bronx — 70%, and in Queens and Staten Island — 67% — have this view compared with those in Manhattan — 59%.  About three in ten adults in Manhattan — 31% — believe bicyclists are the greatest accident threat.

Table: Leading Cause of Accidents on NYC Streets

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3/4: Road Rules: Re-Testing Drivers at Age 65?

There could be even longer lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles if nearly two-thirds of Americans have their way.  66% of adults nationally think licensed drivers should be required to re-take their road test once they reach the age of 65.  32% believe another road test is not necessary, and 3% are unsure.

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Not surprisingly, younger Americans are more in favor of the suggestion than are older ones.  Most — 84% — of those younger than 30 years old, 76% of those 30 to 44, and 62% of those aged 45 to 59 think re-testing drivers at age 65 should be mandatory.  Even 48% of those 60 or older agree.

Table: Mandatory Road Test at 65

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