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

NY1/Marist New York City Poll

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

How the Survey Was Conducted

Nature of the Sample