publication . Article . 2017

Perceptions of risk factors for road traffic accidents

Smith, Andrew; Smith, Hugo;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Jan 2017 Journal: Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, volume 4 (eissn: 2055-0286, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Scholar Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Research has identified a number of risk factors for road traffic accidents. Some of these require education of drivers and a first step in this process is to assess perceptions of these risk factors to determine the current level of awareness. An online survey examined risk perception with the focus being on driver behavior, risk taking and fatigue. The results showed that drivers’ perceptions of the risk from being fatigued was lower than the perceived risk from the other factors.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activitiesgenetic structurespsychological phenomena and processes
free text keywords: Risk taking, Human factors and ergonomics, Psychology, Road traffic, Environmental health, Suicide prevention, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Occupational safety and health, Risk perception, Injury prevention, RA0421
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