publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Transport Company Safety Climate—The Impact on Truck Driver Behavior and Crash Involvement

Sullman, Mark J. M.; Stephens A. N.; Pajo K.;
  • Published: 21 Jun 2016
  • 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...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: trucks, crash involvement, aberrant driving behavior, DBQ, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Safety Research, Injury prevention, Automotive engineering, Safety climate, Occupational safety and health, Crash, Human factors and ergonomics, Engineering, business.industry, business, Suicide prevention, Psychological intervention, Truck
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