Driver distractions: characteristics underlying drivers' risk perceptions

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Title Driver distractions: characteristics underlying drivers' risk perceptions
Author Titchener, Kirsteen; Wong, Ides Y.
Journal Name Journal of Risk Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Driver distraction is a research area that continues to receive considerable research interest but the drivers' perspective is less well documented. The current research focuses on how drivers perceive the risks associated with a range of driver distractions with the aim of identifying features that contribute to their risk perception judgements. Multidimensional scaling analysis was employed to better understand drivers' risk perceptions for 15 in-vehicle and external distractions. Results identify both salient qualitative characteristics that underpin drivers' risk perceptions, such as the probability of a crash, as well as identify other features inherent in the distractions that may also contribute to risk perceptions. The implications of the results are discussed for better understanding drivers' perceptions of distractions and the potential for improving road safety messages related to distracted driving.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13669870903551696
Volume 13
Issue Number 6
Page from 771
Page to 780
ISSN 1366-9877
Date Accessioned 2011-02-21
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36538
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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