GENERAL
Traffic Accident Poll
10 questions polled on this topic
20% response rate
32,002 responded out of 159,257 polled
Apr 11. 2019
Who do you think is most at risk of getting involved in traffic accidents?
Apr 11. 2019
Road traffic injuries are the #1 global killer of children and young people. 73% of deaths are young men under the age of 25.
Apr 11. 2019
What is your main means of transport?
Apr 11. 2019
Do you feel safe when you are traveling by road?
Apr 11. 2019
What do you think are the main causes of accidents?
Apr 11. 2019
Have you ever known anyone killed or injured on the roads?
Apr 11. 2019
Are you safe on the road, e.g. wear seatbelt or helmet, stay within speed limits, don’t drink or use a phone?
Apr 11. 2019
Are you confident in the Malawi police to respond effectively to road safety issues and traffic accidents?
Apr 11. 2019
Please tell us the mode of transport you use (open text)
Apr 11. 2019
Please tell us what the other causes of traffic accidents are (open text)

POLL RESULTS

APR 11. 2019
Who do you think is most at risk of getting involved in traffic accidents?
32,002 responded out of 159,257 polled
Female
74%
Children
 
Children
11%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
13%
Adults
 
Adults

Male
71%
Children
 
Children
13%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
14%
Adults
 
Adults
0-14
77%
Children
 
Children
10%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
12%
Adults
 
Adults

15-19
75%
Children
 
Children
11%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
3%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
11%
Adults
 
Adults

20-24
73%
Children
 
Children
12%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
12%
Adults
 
Adults

25-30
70%
Children
 
Children
13%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
14%
Adults
 
Adults

31-34
68%
Children
 
Children
15%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
16%
Adults
 
Adults

35+
70%
Children
 
Children
12%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
16%
Adults
 
Adults
72%
Children
 
Children
12%
Adolescent males
 
Adolescent males
2%
Adolescent females
 
Adolescent females
14%
Adults
 
Adults
APR 11. 2019
Road traffic injuries are the #1 global killer of children and young people. 73% of deaths are young men under the age of 25.
2,072 responded out of 32,003 polled
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yes
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true
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okay
25
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ana
chabwino
thanks
anyamata
zikomo
ayi
ndizoona
zoonadi
inde
yah
bwanji
kuti
ndiye
noted
sure
yap
73
akulu
ay
aya
ea
exactly
leka
men
nanga
yeah
18
achinyamata
agree
alright
atsikana
bad
bho
can
chani
children
com
coz
eyadi
fact
following
information
APR 11. 2019
What is your main means of transport?
26,653 responded out of 31,995 polled
Female
25%
Car
 
Car
12%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
5%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
16%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
42%
Walking
 
Walking

Male
22%
Car
 
Car
24%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
5%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
14%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
35%
Walking
 
Walking
0-14
29%
Car
 
Car
19%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
3%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
14%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
35%
Walking
 
Walking

15-19
23%
Car
 
Car
16%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
5%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
12%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
43%
Walking
 
Walking

20-24
24%
Car
 
Car
17%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
5%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
14%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
40%
Walking
 
Walking

25-30
23%
Car
 
Car
23%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
5%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
16%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
33%
Walking
 
Walking

31-34
22%
Car
 
Car
25%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
7%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
15%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
31%
Walking
 
Walking

35+
20%
Car
 
Car
28%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
7%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
15%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
31%
Walking
 
Walking
23%
Car
 
Car
20%
Bicycle
 
Bicycle
5%
Motorbike
 
Motorbike
14%
Bus or van
 
Bus or van
37%
Walking
 
Walking
APR 11. 2019
Do you feel safe when you are traveling by road?
25,281 responded out of 27,074 polled
Female
37%
Yes
 
Yes
26%
No
 
No
37%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

Male
37%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
36%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0-14
38%
Yes
 
Yes
28%
No
 
No
34%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

15-19
38%
Yes
 
Yes
26%
No
 
No
36%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

20-24
37%
Yes
 
Yes
26%
No
 
No
37%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

25-30
37%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
36%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

31-34
39%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
34%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

35+
39%
Yes
 
Yes
28%
No
 
No
33%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
37%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
36%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
APR 11. 2019
What do you think are the main causes of accidents?
22,901 responded out of 25,281 polled
Female
6%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
51%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
4%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
39%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement

Male
6%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
49%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
5%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
40%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement
0-14
8%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
50%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
4%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
38%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement

15-19
8%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
47%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
5%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
41%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement

20-24
6%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
49%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
5%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
40%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement

25-30
5%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
50%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
5%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
40%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement

31-34
5%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
52%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
4%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
40%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement

35+
4%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
55%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
5%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
37%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement
4%
Poor condition of roads
 
Poor condition of roads
38%
Bad driving
 
Bad driving
4%
Unsafe vehicles
 
Unsafe vehicles
31%
Lack of law enforcement
 
Lack of law enforcement
APR 11. 2019
Have you ever known anyone killed or injured on the roads?
22,658 responded out of 23,715 polled
Female
31%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
21%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
40%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
7%
No
 
No

Male
32%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
22%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
39%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
7%
No
 
No
0-14
38%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
14%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
35%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
14%
No
 
No

15-19
37%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
21%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
31%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
11%
No
 
No

20-24
32%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
23%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
37%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
8%
No
 
No

25-30
29%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
22%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
43%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
5%
No
 
No

31-34
30%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
21%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
44%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
5%
No
 
No

35+
32%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
21%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
43%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
5%
No
 
No
32%
Yes, 1 person
 
Yes, 1 person
22%
Yes, 2-4 people
 
Yes, 2-4 people
39%
Yes, 5 or more
 
Yes, 5 or more
7%
No
 
No
APR 11. 2019
Are you safe on the road, e.g. wear seatbelt or helmet, stay within speed limits, don’t drink or use a phone?
21,143 responded out of 22,658 polled
Female
69%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
20%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

Male
67%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
22%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
0-14
65%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No
18%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

15-19
69%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No
18%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

20-24
69%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
20%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

25-30
65%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
24%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

31-34
65%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
24%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes

35+
68%
Yes
 
Yes
10%
No
 
No
22%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
67%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
21%
Sometimes
 
Sometimes
APR 11. 2019
Are you confident in the Malawi police to respond effectively to road safety issues and traffic accidents?
20,377 responded out of 21,143 polled
Female
63%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
10%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
56%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
60%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
12%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
67%
Yes
 
Yes
23%
No
 
No
11%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
62%
Yes
 
Yes
30%
No
 
No
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
53%
Yes
 
Yes
40%
No
 
No
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
52%
Yes
 
Yes
42%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
55%
Yes
 
Yes
41%
No
 
No
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
59%
Yes
 
Yes
34%
No
 
No
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know
APR 11. 2019
Please tell us the mode of transport you use (open text)
421 responded out of 490 polled
njinga
galimoto
pa
bus
ya
car
ndi
walking
yakapalasa
ndimayenda
transport
wapansi
komaso
ndege
use
kuyenda
panjinga
pansi
minbus
minibus
min
njira
ntchito
wapasi
kuti
nthawi
public
ulendo
yamoto
zina
kapalasa
komanso
malamulo
mbali
pasi
wa
aeroplane
monga
moto
ono
pagalimoto
sometimes
timakwela
water
yamatola
boat
foot
k500
kabaza
komwe
APR 11. 2019
Please tell us what the other causes of traffic accidents are (open text)
814 responded out of 936 polled
galimoto
driving
road
kwa
malamulo
poor
roads
ndi
lack
drivers
mowa
bwino
ma
komanso
anthu
driver
bad
ngozi
kuonongeka
accidents
nthawi
pa
unsafe
traffic
kuyendetsa
causes
kwambiri
law
miseu
use
vehicles
komaso
kuyenda
signs
drunk
ena
kapena
monga
cause
civic
kut
mseu
nseu
oyenda
people
zikwangwani
zina
apa
conditions
education

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