publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Transport company safety climate—The impact on truck driver behavior and crash involvement

Amanda N Stephens; Mark Sullman;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Traffic Injury Prevention, volume 18, pages 306-311 (issn: 1538-9588, eissn: 1538-957X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
ABSTRACTObjective: The present study investigated the relationships between safety climate and driving behavior and crash involvement.Methods: A total of 339 company-employed truck drivers completed a questionnaire that measured their perceptions of safety climate, crash record, speed choice, and aberrant driving behaviors (errors, lapses, and violations).Results: Although there was no direct relationship between the drivers' perceptions of safety climate and crash involvement, safety climate was a significant predictor of engagement in risky driving behaviors, which were in turn predictive of crash involvement.Conclusions: This research shows that safety climat...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Safety climate, trucks, crash involvement, aberrant driving behavior, DBQ, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Safety Research
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