NW Poll

Sharing the road

Tuesday, May 14, 2019by  PEMCO Insurance

According to the 2019 PEMCO Insurance NW Poll two-thirds of cyclists (67 percent) say they’re sometimes or often offended by the way motorists drive on shared roads, while 52 percent of drivers say they feel the same about their cycling counterparts. A little more than half of both sides admit the other group obeys road rules. How well do you think cars and bikes share the road?

In your opinion, do you believe the drivers and cyclists do:

TotalOR
1107540Vehicle Access
108An excellent job sharing the road
3536A good job
3940Only a fair job
1514A poor job
12Don’t know

In your opinion, do you believe the drivers and cyclists do:

Oregon
MaleFemale
115An excellent job sharing the road
3637A good job
3544Only a fair job
1613A poor job
21Don’t know

In your opinion, do you believe the drivers and cyclists do:

Oregon
<3535+
136An excellent job sharing the road
3836A good job
3741Only a fair job
1116A poor job
11Don’t know

In general, how many cyclists do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when cycling?

TotalOR
1107540Vehicle Access
74All cyclists follow the correct rules of the road when cycling
3635Most cyclists follow the correct rules of the road
3334Some cyclists follow the correct rules of the road
2021Only a few do
33None do
13Don’t know

In general, how many cyclists do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when cycling?

Oregon
MaleFemale
62All cyclists follow the correct rules of the road when cycling
4031Most cyclists follow the correct rules of the road
2741Some cyclists follow the correct rules of the road
2221Only a few do
43None do
12Don’t know

In general, how many cyclists do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when cycling?

Oregon
<3535+
92All cyclists follow the correct rules of the road when cycling
3336Most cyclists follow the correct rules of the road
3534Some cyclists follow the correct rules of the road
1922Only a few do
23None do
23Don’t know

As a driver, how often do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a cyclist?

TotalOR
1107540Vehicle Access
1615Often
3637Sometimes
3839Rarely
98Never
11Don’t know

As a driver, how often do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a cyclist?

Oregon
MaleFemale
1714Often
3638Sometimes
3939Rarely
88Never
01Don’t know

As a driver, how often do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a cyclist?

Oregon
<3535+
2013Often
3439Sometimes
3541Rarely
107Never
10Don’t know

As a cyclist, in general, how many drivers do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when driving?

TotalOR
442224Road cyclists
137All drivers follow the correct rules of the road when driving
4346Most drivers follow the correct rules of the road
3536Some drivers follow the correct rules of the road
810Only a few drivers do
00None do
11Don’t know

As a cyclist, in general, how many drivers do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when driving?

Oregon
MaleFemale
85All drivers follow the correct rules of the road when driving
4843Most drivers follow the correct rules of the road
3339Some drivers follow the correct rules of the road
911Only a few drivers do
00None do
22Don’t know

As a cyclist, in general, how many drivers do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when driving?

Oregon
<3535+
163All drivers follow the correct rules of the road when driving
4646Most drivers follow the correct rules of the road
2540Some drivers follow the correct rules of the road
1010Only a few drivers do
00None do
31Don’t know

As a cyclist, how regularly do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a driver?

TotalOR
442224Road cyclists
2116Often
4647Sometimes
2629Rarely
56Never
22Don’t know

As a cyclist, how regularly do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a driver?

Oregon
MaleFemale
1713Often
4748Sometimes
2832Rarely
83Never
04Don’t know

As a cyclist, how regularly do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a driver?

Oregon
<3535+
185Often
4845Sometimes
2741Rarely
59Never
20Don’t know

How many (drivers/cyclists) do you think do a good job following the correct rules of the road when (driving/cycling)?

Cyclists talking about Drivers
WashingtonOregon
197All (drivers/cyclists) follow the correct rules
4046Most (drivers/cyclists) do
3436Some (drivers/cyclists) do
610Only a few (drivers/cyclists) do
00None do
11Don’t know

As a (driver/cyclist), how regularly do you feel offended or annoyed by the actions of a (cyclist/driver)?

Cyclists talking about Drivers
WashingtonOregon
2616Often
4547Sometimes
2329Rarely
46Never
22Don’t know

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. 

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