'Do School Run Habits Cause Morning Traffic Jams?' ... Research
We teamed up with our CSR-Partner Noor Takaful | Ethical Insurance to understand the UAE School Run Patterns which are a key ingredient to morning rush hours. This is part 2 of our 'UAE Car Occupancy Study' (conducted by YouGov).
The dependency on private cars stands extremely high at 66%, which breaks up as follows: 36% perform dedicated school runs in private cars; 19% combine school runs with the daily office commute in private cars; 11% state their driver performs dedicated school runs in private cars.
The utilization of other forms of transportation pales in comparison: school bus (16%), taxi/limo/private van (9%), public transportation (6%) and alternative modes of transportation (3%).
We also looped in our CSR-Partner STS (School Transport Services) for their valuable comments on the importance of increasing school bus transportation in order to reduce the number of vehicles on our roads (less congestion, less pollution, safer mode of transportation).
For the press release which includes also the used data, click here