NW Poll

Roundabouts

Friday, February 15, 2019by  PEMCO Insurance


According to the 2019 PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, four out of five of drivers who ever encounter roundabouts say they’re extremely or very confident in their approach to them, but 64% say they see others doing it wrong.

How about you? How confident are you about driving in and around roundabouts correctly?

Some places use roundabouts instead of four-way stops to control the flow of traffic. How regularly do you drive on streets where you need to maneuver through one or more roundabouts?

TotalOR
1218604All
2418Often
3735Sometimes
3237Rarely
610Never

How confident are you following the proper rules of driving through a roundabout?

TotalOR
1130539Those ever using roundabouts
4440Extremely confident
3742Very confident
1514Somewhat confident
32Not too confident
11Not at all confident

How confident are you following the proper rules of driving through a roundabout?

Oregon
MF
4435Extremely confident
4342Very confident
1018Somewhat confident
23Not too confident
11Not at all confident

When you see other drivers going through roundabouts, in general, how confident do you think most of them are with the right way to drive through?

TotalOR
1130539Those ever using roundabouts
89Extremely confident
1922Very confident
3939Somewhat confident
2422Not too confident
75Not at all confident
33Don't know

When you see other drivers going through roundabouts, in general, how confident do you think most of them are with the right way to drive through?

Oregon
MF
126Extremely confident
3015Very confident
3345Somewhat confident
1826Not too confident
46Not at all confident

When you see other drivers going through roundabouts, in general, how confident do you think most of them are with the right way to drive through?

Oregon
< 3535 +
119Extremely confident
3118Very confident
3939Somewhat confident
1525Not too confident
45Not at all confident

Whether on purpose or not, how often do you fail to properly yield when going through a roundabout, end up taking a short cut, or go through them the wrong way?

TotalOR
1130539Those ever using roundabouts
66Often
1617Sometimes
3130Rarely
4544Never

Whether on purpose or not, how often do you fail to properly yield when going through a roundabout, end up taking a short cut, or go through them the wrong way?

Oregon
MF
94Often
2112Sometimes
2536Rarely
4445Never

Whether on purpose or not, how often do you fail to properly yield when going through a roundabout, end up taking a short cut, or go through them the wrong way?

Oregon
< 3535 +
115Often
2812Sometimes
2931Rarely
3150Never

How often do you see other drivers failing to properly yield, taking a short cut, or going through roundabouts the wrong way, whether or purpose or not?

TotalOR
1130539Those ever using roundabouts
2017Often
4442Sometimes
2832Rarely
56Never

In general, when road improvements need to be made, do you generally favor or oppose replacing 4-way stops with roundabouts?

TotalOR
1218604All
2019Strongly favor replacing 4-way stops with roundabouts
3839Somewhat favor replacing 4-way stops
1917Somewhat oppose replacing 4-way stops
1414Strongly oppose replacing 4-way stops

In general, when road improvements need to be made, do you generally favor or oppose replacing 4-way stops with roundabouts?

Oregon
MF
2316Strongly favor
4533Somewhat favor
1618Somewhat oppose
918Strongly oppose

In general, when road improvements need to be made, do you generally favor or oppose replacing 4-way stops with roundabouts?

Oregon
< 3535 +
1920Strongly favor
4536Somewhat favor
1717Somewhat oppose
716Strongly oppose

About the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll
PEMCO Insurance commissioned this independent survey, conducted by FBK Research of Seattle, that asked Washington and Oregon residents questions about driving habits and attitudes toward current Northwest issues. The sample size, 600 respondents in Washington and 600 in Oregon, yields an accuracy of +/- 4.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. In other words, if this study were conducted 100 times, in 95 instances the data will not vary by more than the associated error range.

About PEMCO Insurance
PEMCO Insurance, established in 1949, is a Seattle-based provider of auto, home, boat, and umbrella insurance to Northwest residents. PEMCO Insurance is sold to consumers by the method they choose – phone, local community agents, or online. For more information, visit pemco.com.

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