Use this url to cite publication: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/35713
Publication type
type::text::periodical::journal::contribution to journal::journal article::research article
Type of publication (PDB)
Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or Scopus DB conference proceedings (P1a)
Title
Predicting future traffic offenders by pre-drivers’ attitudes towards risky driving
Is part of
ICH&HPSY 2017 [electronic resource]: The European proceedings of social & behavioural sciences EpSBS: 3rd icH&Hpsy international conference on health and health psychology, July 5-7, 2017, Porto. London : Future Academy, 2017, vol. 30
Extent
p. 318-327
Publisher
London : Future Academy
Date Issued
2017
Description
WOS:000427985100031
ISSN (of the container)
2357-1330
DOI
https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2017.09.31
WOS
WOS:000427985100031
Other Identifier(s)
VDU02-000021549
Abstract
Worldwide statistics indicate that novice drivers are still one of the riskiest drivers’ groups as they highly contribute to road accidents and traffic rules violations. Thus, the psychological variables that allow predicting whether novice drivers will violate traffic rules are important in risky driving research. The aim of this study is to find out if pre-drivers' attitudes towards risky driving measured before obtaining driving license could predict future traffic offences during the first year of independent driving. The research method was a longitudinal study, based on self-reported web-based questionnaire and later records by police. The Scale of Risk-Taking Attitudes to Driving (Ulleberg, Rundmo, 2002) was used to measure six different attitudes towards risky driving. Demographic data and information about committed traffic rules violations during the first year of independent driving were obtained from police records. 598 pre-drivers (262 males, 336 females), averagely aged at 23.63, participated in the study. Results showed that all types of pre-drivers' attitudes towards risky driving were distributed differently, with the attitude towards showing off driving skills as the highest scores and attitudes towards drunk driving and traffic rules violations as the lowest scores. It was found that male and younger pre-drivers possess some riskier attitudes towards driving than female and older pre-drivers. None of six different attitudes towards risky driving measured before obtaining driving license were significant in predicting traffic offences during the first independent driving year.
Bibliographic Details
28
Coverage Spatial
GB
Language
Anglų / English (en)