Delivery Drivers Fuel Road Rage Incidents

Tue 31st May 2022

An influx of delivery cyclists on British roads is causing more and more motorists to experience road rage according to a new rapid delivery company which is launching a safety course aimed at new delivery cyclists.

The analysis from Jiffy, which is backed by Olympic cycling champion Ed Clancy found that there has been a 28 per cent increase in incidents according to the views of 2,000 road users. And more than four out of ten believe that delivery riders are to blame and have listed a list of key things which are most annoying about the cyclists, with riding on the pavement at No.1 in the list.

“Two in five people feel less safe on the roads than 12 months ago and nearly half of respondents believe this is due to rapid grocery and food delivery services,” said Vladimir Kholiznikov, co-founder of Jiffy.

“We have taken the first step in addressing the issue – in order to improve the safety of all road users.”

The company have produced a safety video which addresses some of the issue and with the hope that it can restore public confidence in delivery cyclists, particularly as 70 per cent dont think they are trained properly and 45 per cent thinking the ‘need it now’ culture leads to more dangerous incidents on the roads.

Speaking about the safety video, Clancy who sped to cycling glory gold at three successive Olympics said: “It has been designed to ensure that Jiffy riders can deliver safely whilst getting people what they need in minutes, all within the rules of the new Highway Code.

“We’re making this film publicly available in the run up to National Bike Week to kick-off our training initiative to improve safety.

“We urge other rapid delivery services to follow Jiffy’s lead.”

TOP 10 MOST ANNOYING THINGS ABOUT DELIVERY CYCLISTS

1. Riding on the pavement

2. Not respecting other road users

3. Jumping red lights

4. Lack of road awareness

5. Swerving in the road

6. Riding too fast

7. Not stopping at pedestrian crossings

8. Being distracted by their phones

9. Riding with headphones in

10. The sheer number of them on the roads