Driving violations observed: An Australian study

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Title Driving violations observed: An Australian study
Author Glendon, Ian
Journal Name Ergonomics
Editor Prof Neville Stanton (special issue editor)
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract This study analyses 2765 cases of driving behaviors in three Australian states – New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Data were gathered from in-car coordinated video and audio recording sequences in free-flowing traffic along 2-, 3-, and 4-lane highways with varying speed limits on all days of the week in daylight and fine weather conditions. Explanatory variables included driver age group and gender, passenger characteristics and vehicle age and type. Response variables included driving violations and other driving behaviors, including lane use, speeding, close following (tailgating), driver's hands position, and mobile phone use. Data were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. By focusing upon vehicle and driver characteristics, and their impact on driving behaviors, including identified violations, this study explores some implications both for future research and for traffic policy makers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 50
Issue Number 8
Page from 1159
Page to 1182
ISSN 0014-0139
Date Accessioned 2007-07-13
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing; Behavioural Basis of Health; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18236
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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