The two courier car accidents that occurred at the end of last year have aroused public discussion about the traffic safety of couriers. From the local to the central government, various government ministries have also released statistics related to courier accidents. For a time, couriers seemed to be the target of traffic problems. However, before drawing this conclusion, it is necessary to fairly clarify the blind spots of government statistics, in order to better understand the true state of the traffic problem of delivery workers. Most statistics do not exclude off-line time, which obviously overestimates the accident rate of delivery workers during their work. First of all, the significance of doing traffic accident statistics for couriers should be to understand the problems that occurred to couriers during the "work period", so as to analyze whether there is a problem with the current working mechanism, so that couriers face more problems than ordinary knights.
However, the data that is often quoted now, such as the report released by the Audit Department in August last year , the statistical method cannot truly reflect the condition of the delivery staff during the working period, because as long as there are Company banner design delivery boxes on the locomotive, they will be counted as delivery staff. Accidents, but did not rule out the situation of off-line working hours. If the car accident is not online time, it should not be counted in the car accident caused by the delivery work, so it should be confirmed whether the accident is related to the delivery service, instead of seeing the delivery box and counting it as a delivery person related events. For convenience's sake, most couriers don't remove delivery boxes when they're not online.
And in the current work pattern of delivery workers, there are many delivery workers who do not take delivery as their main job. For example, in the 2020 Delivery Partner Work Preference Survey Report , in a survey of more than 10,000 Uber Eats delivery workers It was found that 55% of delivery workers said that delivery is not the main source of income. In other words, the proportion of part-time delivery workers is high, For these people, riding a scooter with a delivery box is not necessarily during delivery work. It may even be the case that the scooter is lent to family and friends to ride, so it is even more necessary to clarify whether the courier is in the online period in the event of a car accident, otherwise the accident rate during the work of the courier will be overestimated.