VW Polo Drivers are the Worst – A Study Confirms

A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has revealed Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Hilux and Toyota Quantum are the vehicles models mostly involved in fatal crashes in South Africa and account for the highest number speeding fines issued. 

A baseline study titled South African Fatal Crashes in Context published last month analysed fatal crash data from 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2021 a period of 3.8 years. 

The study also  analysed Aarto speed infringement data from 1 January 2019 to 20 June 2021, a period of 2.5 years.

The RTMC said analysis of the top 20 vehicle models are involved in almost half of all fatal crashes.

“The most vehicle models involved in fatal crashes with 16.7% of all fatal crashes during the study period involved are Volkswagen Polo, followed closely by Toyota Hilux and Toyota Quantum models with a recorded 14.2% and 12.2%. In total, these three vehicle models were involved in 43.2% of fatal crashes.” 

The RTMC said the three models also accounted by far for the most speed infringements with 35.0%. 

To read the full report, click here: SA Fatal Crashes in Context Report

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