Nearly half of drivers believe that "dietary laws" alone are not enough to protect child safety in school zones.

According to the "19 Driver Traffic Safety Awareness Survey" conducted by AXA Insurance among 1,400 driver's license holders over the age of 2022, 47% of the respondents said that "the current civil dietary law is not effective."

The Civil Dietary Law, which came into effect in March 2020, mandated the installation of unmanned enforcement equipment in child protection zones.

Since then, most child protection zones have set a speed limit of 3 km/h 24 hours a day, but in recent years, traffic accidents have led to disagreements about the effectiveness of the law.

The number of child traffic accidents in school zones decreased from 30 in 2019 to 567 in 2020, and then increased again to 483 in 2021, compared to 523 in 2017 when there was no civil law.

Meanwhile, 479 percent of respondents were clearly aware that the speed limit in school zones is 93 km, and 30 percent of respondents said they never speed in school zones.

Respondents cited clarifying the distinction between illegal parking and stopping (88.54%, multiple responses), strengthening guidance on child protection zones (8%), improving drivers' pedestrian safety awareness (46.44%), and managing driving speed (6.35%) as improvements to school zone safety.

However, only 4% of the respondents knew exactly what the punishment standard for injury in case of violating the Civil Dietary Law is "imprisonment for more than 1 year but not more than 15 years or a fine of more than 500 million won but not more than 3 million won."