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Aberrant Driving Behaviour, Risk Involvement, and Their Related Factors Among Taxi Drivers

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Transportation Planning, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran 16846-13114, Iran
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Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad 91779-48974, Iran
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(8), 1626; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081626
Received: 7 June 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 28 July 2018 / Published: 1 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Worker and Public Health and Safety: Current Views)
The current study aims to investigate the aberrant driving behaviour and risk involvement of Iranian taxi drivers. The sample comprised 405 Iranian taxi drivers, who were recruited with a cross-sectional design, using a self-completion questionnaire survey during October and November 2016. We contribute to the literature by understanding how and to what extent the socioeconomic, demographic, driving, and aberrant driving behaviours influence risk involvement (accident involvement and traffic tickets). The validated 27-item Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) was applied to measure aberrant driving behaviour. The results from valid observations (n = 381) explored a four-factor solution (including errors, ordinary violations, lapses, and aggressive violations) of the DBQ. The results also showed that being a single driver, having a high annual driving mileage, and a high number of daily taxi trips were positively associated with accident involvement. Furthermore, there was a positive correlation between the more ordinary violations and aggressive violations and accident involvement. Establishing better training and qualification mechanisms for taxi drivers could be considered by traffic safety experts in order to reduce ordinary and aggressive violations. View Full-Text
Keywords: aberrant driving behaviour; accident involvement; taxi drivers; driver behaviour questionnaire aberrant driving behaviour; accident involvement; taxi drivers; driver behaviour questionnaire
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Vahedi, J.; Shariat Mohaymany, A.; Tabibi, Z.; Mehdizadeh, M. Aberrant Driving Behaviour, Risk Involvement, and Their Related Factors Among Taxi Drivers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1626.

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