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Research on Risky Driving Behavior of Novice Drivers

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School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
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Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security, Wuxi 214151, China
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Sustainability 2019, 11(20), 5556; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205556
Received: 23 July 2019 / Revised: 24 September 2019 / Accepted: 2 October 2019 / Published: 9 October 2019
Novice drivers have become the main group responsible for traffic accidents because of their lack of experience and relatively weak driving skills. Therefore, it is of great value and significance to study the related problems of the risky driving behavior of novice drivers. In this paper, we analyzed and quantified key factors leading to risky driving behavior of novice drivers on the basis of the planned behavior theory and the protection motivation theory. We integrated the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the theory of planned behavior (PMT) to extensively discuss the formation mechanism of the dangerous driving behavior of novice drivers. The theoretical analysis showed that novice drivers engage in three main risky behaviors: easily changing their attitudes, overestimating their driving skills, and underestimating illegal driving. On the basis of the aforementioned results, we then proposed some specific suggestions such as traffic safety education and training, social supervision, and law construction for novice drivers to reduce their risky behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: novice driver; risky driving behavior; theory of planned behavior; protection motivation theory novice driver; risky driving behavior; theory of planned behavior; protection motivation theory
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Yang, L.; Zhang, X.; Zhu, X.; Luo, Y.; Luo, Y. Research on Risky Driving Behavior of Novice Drivers. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5556.

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